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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, 2017 at 3:30pm to 4:25pm

College of Public Health Building, S030 CPHB
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA

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Lecture/Discussion, Seminar


Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students


College of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, College of Medicine, Human Genetics

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Ann Weber

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