Transmission Dynamics and Spread of Infectious diseases: Modelling, Prediction and control.
Prof. Tapan Kumar Kar
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Mathematical models are particularly useful in the cases where field or laboratory data are not available, complete, appropriate, or directly applicable to the decision being made. In these cases, results from models often provided a valuable perspective on alternative decisions. However, even when extensive data are available, the complexity of the situation may require a model for interpreting interaction or expanding result to higher spatial scales, longer time scales, longer time scales, or higher levels of biological organization. The purpose of this project is to develop mathematical models on infectious disease which is to be used as a tool to study the mechanism by which disease spread, to predict the future course of an outbreak and to evaluate strategies to control an epidemic.