JCW seminar: Giacomo Como (online)


Title: Network Epidemics Models and Control: a review

11:00 - 12:00

online (zoom)

Speaker: Prof. Giacomo Como, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Abstract: In the last months the interest in dynamic models of network epidemics and their control has surged and many new works have appeared motivated by applications to the current situation. In this talk I will review some of the most used models and recent results with particular focus on the network SIR model.  

About the speaker: Giacomo Como received the B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2002, 2004, and 2008, respectively. He was a Visiting Assistant in research at Yale University from 2006 to 2007, and a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 2008 to 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Politecnico di Torino, and at the Automatic Control Department, Lund University, Sweden. His research interests are in dynamics, information, and control in network systems with applications to cyber-physical systems, infrastructure networks, as well as social and economic networks. He is a recipient of the 2015 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE-TCNS and IEEE-TNSE and as the Chair of the IEEE-CSS Technical Committee on Networks and Communications. He was the IPC Chair of the IFAC Workshop NecSys’15 and a Semiplenary Speaker at the International Symposium MTNS’16.

This seminar will be carried out online via zoom, please contact the organizer to obtain the login details.

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