Associate Professor Mehdi Ammi is a co-principal investigator on a new $500,000 New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) focused on improving the modelling of COVID-19 pandemic and its recovery, and more generally uncertainty quantification for pandemics. This interdisciplinary, high-risk/high-reward and fast-breaking research project is led by Carleton’s Engineering Professor Abhijit Sarkar and includes a team of social sciences, natural sciences and health sciences researchers. More details on the project are available on the NFRF website.
The project will leverage recent advances in high performance computing and machine learning to provide robust and flexible modelling of the long-term effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems and population health. This NFRF fits within Associate Prof Ammi’s research agenda on understanding the policy responses to and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.