Dr Prathyush Sambaturu
My research focuses on understanding the role of human mobility and population structure in shaping the dynamics of human infectious diseases.
My current focus is to design agent-based network models and use the simulations of such models to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of infectious diseases in a population. Also, I aim to develop effective and practical surveillance (e.g., genomic or wastewater surveillance) strategies — incorporating insights from aforementioned simulations - to be able to (i) detect novel outbreaks or (ii) infer key epidemiological parameters (e.g., time-varying reproduction number) of ongoing outbreaks.
Research areas: Computational and Spatial Epidemiology, Network Science, Combinatorial Optimization, and Complex Systems.