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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-21, 2014

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High Performance Computing for Simulation of Epidemic Spread

SESSION: BE Session II: HPC Applications and Q&A

EVENT TYPE: HPC Interconnections (BE, Undergraduates, Cluster)

TIME: 2:00PM - 2:15PM

SESSION CHAIR: Tony Drummond

Presenter(s):Nahid Emad



In this talk, we focus on the spread of contagious diseases and show how the eigenvalue equation intervenes in models of infectious disease propagation and could be used as an ally of vaccination campaigns in the actions carried out by health care organizations. The stochastic model based on PageRank allows simulating the epidemic spread, where a PageRank-like infection vector is calculated to help establish efficient vaccination strategy. Due to the size and the particular structure of underlying social networks, this calculation requires considerable computational resources as well as storage means of very large quantity of data and represents a big challenge in high performance computing. The computation methods of PageRank in this context are explored. The experiments take into account very large network of individuals imposing the challenging issue of handling very big graph with complex structure. The corresponding computational challenges will also be discussed.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Tony Drummond (Chair) - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nahid Emad - Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University

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