THE MIDAS INFORMATICS SERVICES GROUP PROVIDES TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR THE EPIDEMIC MODELING COMMUNITY

University of Pittsburgh - MIDAS Center of Excellence

In 2009, the University of Pittsburgh was designated a MIDAS National Center of Excellence, leading a collaborative network of scientists in the development and the use of computational models that will prepare the nation to respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as the H1N1 swine flu. MIDAS's research agenda includes the development of computational tools for the analysis of the dynamics of emergent diseases and for the predictive evaluation of the effectiveness of proposed intervention strategies.