Date Awarded

Summer 2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Department

Computer Science

Advisor

Evgenia Smirni

Committee Member

Yifan Sun

Committee Member

Adwait Nadkarni

Abstract

We present an individual-centric model for COVID-19 spread in an urban setting. We first analyze patient and route data of infected patients from January 20, 2020 ,to May 31, 2020, collected by the Korean Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) and illustrate how infection clusters develop as a function of time. This analysis offers a statistical characterization of mobility habits and patterns of individuals. We use this characterization to parameterize agent-based simulations that capture the spread of the disease, we evaluate simulation predictions with ground truth, and we evaluate different what-if counter-measure scenarios. Although the presented agent-based model is not a definitive model of how COVID-19 spreads in a population, its usefulness, limitations, and flexibility are illustrated and validated using hard data.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.21220/s2-m6wv-nh31

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