COVID-19 is a spatiotemporal story: from tracking & tracing, over spatiotemporal cluster analysis towards the location of test centers

For whom
ALUMNI - BUSINESS - EMPLOYEES - PRESS - STUDENTS
When
Tuesday 2 March 2021 from 19:00 until 20:00
Where
Livestream
Language
Dutch
Organizer
Nico Van de Weghe
Contact
nico.vandeweghe@ugent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/we/nl/diensten/ipvw-ices/aanbod/onderzoekwetenschappen2021/trackingtracing

In researching and combating COVID-19, virologists, epidemiologists and biostatisticians logically come to the fore. Analysis of the spread of such a virus is typically a spatiotemporal phenomenon, researched by geographers on a daily basis. It is therefore also interesting to study the virus from a geographical perspective. In the CartoGIS research group, we have extensive experience in spatiotemporal research, linked to, among other things, Location-Based Services, Geographic Information Systems, geovisualization and Data Mining. These methods are used extensively in the investigation and control of the Coronavirus. This presentation provides an overview of which of these methods have been used effectively. In addition to interesting results, the various problems that this research entailed in this unprecedented crisis will be discussed as well.