News archive - October 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Applied mathematics team developing AI to predict virus mutations

Virus mutations in genomic strains

A team of applied mathematicians at the University of Waterloo have developed a new method that uses artificial intelligence to foresee the most likely mutations of pathogens like SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Applied mathematics researchers working on targeted vaccination innovation for COVID alert app

Mark Penney

Researchers in applied mathematics are developing a program that could be added to the COVID alert app used on smartphones to better target vaccination campaigns. Instead of targeting specific geographies or demographic groups, the researchers propose a strategy based on individual contacts.

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