At this year’s IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), I will take part in a focus session on COVID 19. I will talk about the role of testing protocols in battling the pandemic, based on work carried out within the IDSS COVID 19 collaboration Isolat at MIT.
Many will recall the large uncertainty about spread of the disease caused by a lack of testing at the beginning of the pandemic. I will discuss whether or not the data available then was useless (see this post for an early answer). We will also discuss how, when testing becomes more widely available, it can be used to control and stabilize outbreaks through strategic testing combined with isolation.
Read more about the focus session, and all the other interesting talks and tutorials here. Finally, I’d like to thank the organizers, and Philip Paré in particular, for making this happen!