Biostatistics Seminar: Aaron C. Miller
Aaron C. Miller, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Computer Science
Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy
University of Iowa
“Using Mobile Device Sensors for Influenza Forecasting and Surveillance”
Abstract: This talk will explore the use of a novel data source for the surveillance of influenza. Thermometer readings were collected through a smartphone-based application from users across the United States. By tracking both the number of active thermometer users and the number of fevers recorded, we develop real-time nowcasting and forecasting models. Geo-location data along with user profile information also allow for both regional and age-based surveillance. In addition, we explore a number of within-household disease surveillance applications that include studying disease duration, identifying biphasic fever patterns and tracking the transmission of disease between individuals within a household.
Monday, September 11 at 3:30pm to 4:25pm
College of Public Health Building, S030 CPHB
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA