Date:  Monday, November 10, 2014
Location:  3096 East Hall (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM)

Title:  Introduction to the Mathematics of Infectious Diseases

Abstract:   The earliest mathematical model of infectious disease was developed by Bernoulli in the 1760s to support smallpox inoculation. Developed by Kermack and McKendrick in the 1920-30s and popularized and extended by Anderson and May in the late 1970-80s, the basis for much of mathematical epidemiology is the SIR (Susceptible-Infected-Recovered) model. This talk will serve as an introduction to the mathematics of infectious diseases, covering topics including the next generation matrix and basic reproductive number, growth rate analysis, and identifiability, using the SIR model as an example. I will also briefly discuss some results from my research on the dynamics of HPV infection.
Speaker:  Andrew Brouwer