The COVID-19 pandemic has produced massive amounts of information that require an accurate analysis to predict outcomes and design solutions rapidly. It also has required experts from many different backgrounds to rally around in the quest for rapid responses in the race to save lives.

Many of the most prominent of these researchers are from Michigan, and a significant number of them are computational scientists who addressed questions such as: What measures should be taken to minimize contagion? Is it safe to ride a bus? How are supply and demand chains being affected?

This virtual symposium will bring together researchers from the state of Michigan to share their past and future insights into the pandemic.

This is a free Zoom event, open to the general public. Please register to attend.

University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel

“Researchers from the University of Michigan and around the state have used their expertise to inform our society’s pandemic response at the global, national, state and local levels. A critical aspect of this work has been the use of mathematical, computational and statistical models to guide decision-making and help us decide how to best confront this terrible virus. This symposium will allow us to learn about the amazing work that has been done to date to develop and apply computational models for COVID-19 response. “

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 9 am - 4:30 pm EDT | Free Zoom Event

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Agenda

Co-organized by

Opening Remarks

F. DuBois Bowman
Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Biostatistics
University of Michigan

Sessions and Speakers

Session 1 | A Year in Review: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Even as the first smattering of cases were being reported from around the world, Michigan researchers shot to the forefront of collecting data and building models to aid decision making in the state, the U.S. and abroad.

Featured Speakers

Bhramar MukherjeeBhramar Mukherjee
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Jonathan Zelner
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

Joe Eisenberg
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

Peter Song
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Thomas SchwarzThomas Schwarz
Physics
University of Michigan
Sabrina Corsetti
Physics, Mathematics
University of Michigan
Andrew Brouwer
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

Session 1 | A Year in Review: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Even as the first smattering of cases were being reported from around the world, Michigan researchers shot to the forefront of collecting data and building models to aid decision making in the state, the U.S. and abroad.

Featured Speakers

Bhramar Mukherjee
Biostatistics
University of Michigan

 

Jonathan Zelner
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

 

Joe Eisenberg
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

 

Peter Song
Biostatistics
University of Michigan

 

Thomas Schwarz
Physics
University of Michigan

 

Sabrina Corsetti
Physics, Mathematics
University of Michigan

 

Andrew Brouwer
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

Session 2 | Moving into the Vaccine Era

Researchers are modeling the outcomes of vaccination strategies and their impacts on community-wide responses to the disease, including possibly permanent changes to certain aspects of daily life.

Featured Speakers

Siqian ShenSiqian Shen
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan
James KoopmanJames Koopman
Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Carl SimonCarl Simon
Mathematics, Complex Systems,
Public Policy
University of Michigan
Lisa ProsserLisa Prosser
Pediatrics,
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
David HuttonDavid Hutton
Health Management and Policy,
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Session 2 | Moving into the Vaccine Era

Researchers are modeling the outcomes of vaccination strategies and their impacts on community-wide responses to the disease, including possibly permanent changes to certain aspects of daily life.

Featured Speakers

Siqian Shen
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

 

James Koopman
Epidemiology
University of Michigan

 

Carl Simon
Mathematics, Complex Systems,
Public Policy
University of Michigan

Lisa Prosser
Pediatrics,
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan

David Hutton
Health Management and Policy,
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Session 3 | Modeling in a Campus Context

COVID-19 changed every aspect of our lives, and this was not different for higher education institutions. Modeling and simulation have been the backbone of a vast majority of the decision making and planning for campus activities.

Featured Speakers and Panelists

Jesse CapecelatroJesse Capecelatro
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Amy CohnAmy Cohn
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan
Gustavo de los CamposGustavo de los Campos
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
Marisa EisenbergMarisa Eisenberg
Epidemiology, Mathematics, Complex Systems
University of Michigan
Emily Martin (Moderator)
Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Seth GuikemaSeth Guikema
Industrial and Operations Engineering,
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Jade MitchellJade Mitchell
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Michigan State University
Jenna WiensJenna Wiens
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Luis ZamanLuis Zaman
Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan

Session 3 | Modeling in a Campus Context

COVID-19 changed every aspect of our lives, and this was not different for higher education institutions. Modeling and simulation have been the backbone of a vast majority of the decision making and planning for campus activities.

Featured Speakers


Jesse Capecelatro
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

 


Amy Cohn
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

 


Gustavo de los Campos
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University

 


Marisa Eisenberg
Epidemiology, Mathematics, Complex Systems
University of Michigan

 


Seth Guikema
Industrial and Operations Engineering,
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan

 


Jade Mitchell
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Michigan State University

 


Jenna Wiens
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

 


Luis Zaman
Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan

 


Emily Martin (Moderator)
Epidemiology
University of Michigan