What needs to be done in order to curb the spread of Covid-19: Contact tracing, legal considerations, and statistical modeling
Organized by the Master of Public Service Policy & Data Lab and GEDI and sponsored by the Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute, this virtual conference brings together experts from the social and physical sciences, computer science and engineering, statistics, and law to help frame policy recommendations for a variety of societal issues that have emerged with COVID-19.
There are three broad themes:
- downloads of the Federal Government exposure notification app have been extremely low, mitigating its usefulness. What can be done legally and from a behavioural lens in order to increase the use of exposure notification apps
- the lack of disaggregated COVID-19 data across the country has impaired the ability of researchers to conduct relevant and important research. What do governments need to do to ensure better data availability and what are novel data sources that can be studied by researchers
- the use of statistical models in predicting the incidence and burden of COVID-19
Conference at a glance
Please visit the registration page for speaker profiles.
|8:30 am||Opening remarks and welcome by Dr. Vivek Goel, Incoming President, University of Waterloo, current Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives for University of Toronto, and Scientific Advisor for CanCOVID|
|8:45 -10:05||Statistical Modeling with Q & A
|10:15-11:35||Exposure Notification Apps with Q & A
|11:45 -1:25|| Data and Privacy Concerns with Q & A
|2:30 - 4:00||Fireside chat