Joint Symposium: IISc and USC Professors Discuss Research and Tech for COVID

Scholars from the Indian Institute of Science along with scholars from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering will hold a joint symposium on research and technology development for fighting COVID-19.

Speakers include:

  • Yadati Narahari Dean, Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science
  • Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and Assad Oberai, Vice Dean of Research, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering (topic: “A comprehensive spatial-temporal infection spreading model, with applications to COVID-19)
  • Yogesh Simmhan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and a Swarna Jayanti Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (topic: “GoCoronaGo: Privacy-Respecting Contact Tracing for COVID-19”)
  • Viktor K.  Prasanna, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (topic: epidemic forecasting, “Machine Learning to Track the Spread of COVID-19”)
  • Rajesh Sundaresan, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, ECE Department and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, (topic: “The IISc-TIFR City-scale Agent-based Simulator and its Use in Comparing Unlockdown Strategies”)
  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Systems and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California (topic: “Privacy-Sensitive Contact Tracing for Epidemics”)
  • Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Professor Department of Computer Science and Automation · Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (topic: “Suppress, and Not Just Flatten: Suppression Strategies for COVID-19 in Small World Communities”)

When: Thursday, June 11, 20:30 PM IST

Registration: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9CC5hZfXQQeKOQpOxhKXtQ

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