Dr Prathyush Sambaturu

Research Interests

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.