Research Project

A Three Population Three Scale Cellphone Based Network Model to Assess Disease Dispersion

Principal Investigator:

Student Research Assistants: Shiran Zhong, Young Seob Eum, Youdi Shi, Tian Wen, Yujia Pan, Wei Wang, Yu Cui, Fenglong Ma, Courtney Burris, Siddiq Syed


The goal is to use mobile phone data to analyze mobile behaviors in order to simulate the dispersion of influenza in populations.

A 3 population 3 scale cellphone based network model to assess disease dispersion.

Network models used to track how highly communicable diseases spread in a population.

Zhong, S. and Bian, L. 2016. A location-centric network approach to analyzing epidemic dynamics. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106(2): 480-488.

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)