Jun 12, 2020
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, spurring researchers across disciplines into action to help human-kind. Four researchers affiliated with the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) and one Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) student examined different aspects of the virus’ impact. From creating forecasting models to studying the psychological impact of the disease, these researchers are helping people understand the virus.
On June 24, ML@GT faculty members Srijan Kumar (School of Computational Science and Engineering,) Aditya Prakash (School of Computational Science and Engineering,) Munmun De Choudhury (School of Interactive Computing,) Nicoleta Serban (H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering,) and OMSCS student Kenneth Miller will participate in a virtual panel discussing their work. The panel will be moderated by ML@GT executive director Irfan Essa.
Panelists will give individual presentations before participating in a general question-and-answer segment with audience members.
- Kumar and De Choudhury will share details of their work regarding the psychological impact of Covid-19. Kumar will also discuss his work examining hate and counter-hate messages on Twitter against Asian Americans during the pandemic.
- Prakash is a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) forecasting team, and will share their new data-driven approach to disease forecasting.
- Serban’s presentation will focus on her work creating an agent-based simulation forecasting model. This model captures the progression of the disease in an individual and in households, schools, communities, and workplaces.
- A lawyer by day and OMSCS student by night, Miller participated in a Kaggle challenge using natural language processing and machine learning to help doctors and scientists read the most important studies related to Covid-19.
The panel will take place virtually via a Bluejeans Event at 11 a.m. on June 24 and is open to the public. Registration is required.