Keeping epidemics under control thanks to artificial intelligence


About the research

The current corona crisis is having a huge impact on our lives. Artificial intelligence can help keep such a pandemic better under control, with less drastic measures and thus a more limited impact on our social lives. Pieter Libin (VUB - FWO) explains how this works in this video 👇

Pieter Libin

Pieter Libin holds a master in informatics (2014) and a PhD in computer science (2020) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In his PhD research, he investigated the use of reinforcement learning to mitigate epidemics. His main research interest lies within the use of machine learning techniques in combination with epidemiological models to study prevention strategies. He has worked on different pathogens, including HIV, the hepatitis C virus, influenza, Dengue virus and Zika virus. Pieter is currently working on the EpiPose EC project, at Hasselt University, to model the COVID-19 pandemic with the objective to evaluate prevention strategies.

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