Chaitra Gopalappa, CHC professor in industrial engineering, was invited to present at the National Academy of Sciences' 15th Japanese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium. She delivered the talk “Analyses of national and global strategic plans for disease prevention and control” at the event held in Irvine, California, December 2-4.
According to Gopalappa, with the rise in computational feasibility and growing availability of data, mathematical models can play an increasingly important role through innovative techniques for simulating the complicated dynamics of population-level disease prevention and control and the trajectory of spread of communicable diseases.
The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia bring together outstanding young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in a broad range of disciplines. Attendees are selected from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science.