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Ian S

- Research Program Mentor

MS Master of Science candidate


Statistics, data science, physics, R coding, mathematics

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Who Gets the Shot?: Vaccine Prioritization Modeling for COVID-19

The aim of this project is to model the efficacy of differing vaccine prioritization schemes (in order of age, essential workers first, etc.) in preventing mortality over the tail end of the pandemic. We use Bayesian MCMC algorithms to estimate parameters such as infectivity and fatality from CDC data, then use an open SEIR model in R to simulate mortality and recovery rates based on a given system for allocating vaccines and a given rate of vaccine production over time.

Coding skills

R, SQL, Java, Python

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