West Nile Disease Modeling

This project investigates how the West Nile virus diffuses over space and time. Using an agent-based modeling approach we are looking at the spatiotemporal patterns of the West Nile disease in the Chicago area. Our agent-based model, uses the Scalable Agent-based Model approach that utilizes parallel computing to simulate million-level agents to capture interactions among agents and better understand the spatial dynamics of this disease. The goal of this project is to understand the underlying processes of the virus and to provide decision support for the prediction and potential control of this infectious disease.

Project Team: Marilyn Ruiz, Eric Shook, Wenwu Tang, Shaowen Wang