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DESCRIPTION:The spread of infectious diseases through populations is a comp
lex problem with crucial implications for public health\, ecosystem stabili
ty\, and food security\, made ever more complicated in an increasingly conn
ected world. Mathematical and computational models of infectious disease dy
namics have long played a key role in analyzing and predicting outbreak dyn
amics\, and many techniques from dynamical systems theory and statistical p
hysics have been used to investigate such phenomena. Much research in recen
t years has sought to integrate into disease models more detailed and reali
stic descriptions of heterogeneities associated with host contact networks\
, population structure\, and environment. I will describe some of our recen
t work addressing such questions\, characterizing the dynamics and critical
phenomena of cross-species spillover\, the role of contact network topolog
y on the spread of infection\, and the long-distance spread of plant diseas
es over landscapes.\n\n \n\nBio:\nChris Myers is a senior research associat
e in the Center for Advanced Computing and an adjunct professor in the Depa
rtment of Physics at Cornell University. He received a B.A. in history from
Yale and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell\, and has worked broadly across t
he fields of statistical physics\, materials science\, computational scienc
e and engineering\, and theoretical and computational biology. His current
research focuses largely on mathematical and computational modeling of prob
lems in infection biology\, systems biology\, and complex networks\, such a
s: infectious disease dynamics\, host-microbe interactions and immune syste
m function\, regulation and evolution of plant metabolism\, and biological
information processing.
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LOCATION:Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall\, 253
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SUMMARY:Ezra's Round Table/Systems Seminar: Chris Myers (Cornell Physics) -
Dynamics of infectious disease spread across populations\, networks\, and
landscapes
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URL:http://events.cornell.edu/event/ezras_round_tablesystems_seminar_chris_
myers_cornell_physics_-_dynamics_of_infectious_disease_spread_across_popula
tions_networks_and_landscapes
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