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Past SGCI Client Helped Develop Simulation System for COVID-Safe Schools

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) researcher and former SGCI client Ilya Zaslavsky, and a team of UC San Diego undergraduate data science students, have developed an agent-based simulation system to assist in COVID-safe school re-openings within San Diego County.

“The simulations allowed us to pinpoint areas in schools that would present higher COVID-19 transmission risks, and to evaluate relative importance of non-pharmaceutical interventions such as wearing masks, reducing class sizes or canceling lunch in the cafeteria and moving it to classrooms,” said Zaslavsky, who is director of the SDSC Spatial Information Systems Laboratory.

Learn more in this article from the UC San Diego News Center.