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Uncertainty Quantification for Forecasting COVID-19 Dynamics


Rose Yu is an assistant professor at UC San Diego department of Computer Science and Engineering where she works on the theory and application of machine learning, especially for large-scale spatiotemporal data. I

Investigator: Rose Yu
Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

A research team led by the University of California, San Diego, is developing a fast and accurate epidemic modeling tool that can automatically learn from data collected from online platforms and global simulations, and make real-time predictions.

The core technological development is uncertainty quantification (UQ) for graph neural networks (GNNs), a novel DL framework that can learn flexible models on graph-structured data with built-in confidence intervals. In particular, they are focused on developing quantile-regression techniques with physics-guided GNNs.  The resulting method will lead to efficient probabilistic spatiotemporal forecasts for disease spreading such as COVID-19.

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