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Socio-Economics

Analyze the risks of epidemic spread by geographic information science

Bin wang

Nationality Chinese

Year of selection 2011

Institution The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Country United Kingdom

Risk Socio-Economics

Ph.D

3 years

120000 €

Improving the management of epidemics

When a disease hits, it is crucial to contain it to save lives and reduce economic consequences. Therefore, early prevention and control measures are needed as soon as a sudden infectious disease breaks out. With his solid background in mathematics and computing science, Wang intends to use Geographic Information Science (GIS) together with spatial analysis to develop a software prototype potentially capable of monitoring and managing epidemics. This prototype should help mapping hot spots as well as flows and trends of the disease, both in space and time.
If Wang succeeds, this software prototype will help reduce the life and socioeconomic consequences of the spreading of these diseases. This prototype aims to meet a need for solid expertise in effective decision making. It would probably be of interest to institutional decision makers and the insurance industry.

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