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ExaLearn Epidemiology


New infections in census tracks in a Seattle metro model that can vary R0 and several intervention strategies.

Investigators: Peter Nugent, Peter Harrington, Nicholas Choma, Jan Balewski
Affiliation: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

ExaLearn is a project within DOE's Exascale Computing Project

This team is developing a deep learning-based surrogate model for Epidemiology codes. They are running FluTE, a publicly available stochastic influenza epidemic simulation model, and Corvid, an agent-based SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 2019) transmission model, on Cori. They have generated a training set of over 10,000 runs for the parameters of R0 and other intervention strategies, including Start Day for shelter-in-place, to see the numbers of infections generated per day for the next year.

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