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EpiRecipes Hackathon Alan Turing Institute & CID, London

EpiRecipes Hackathon, Alan Turing Institute & CID, London.
When Oct 01, 2018 09:30 AM to
Oct 03, 2018 05:00 PM
Where The Alan Turing Institute, London
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Contact Phone 01223 337645
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The Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre invites you to apply to participate in EpiRecipes - a hackathon style event led by Professor Simon Frost at the Alan Turing Institute, London 1-3 October 2018.

This is Hackathon style meeting to bring together researchers to implement as many different epidemiological models as possible. Spread over 3 days, participants will have the opportunity to collate/share mathematical models of infectious disease (any) transmission, with implementations in R, Python, and Julia- co-creating a "cookbook". The meeting will be held at The Alan Turing Institute, beginning Monday 1st October 2018 with registration at 09:30-10:00, and finish on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at 17.00.

Further details on registration can be found here.

While there are several textbooks on modelling infectious diseases, there is a dearth of examples in the form of runnable computer code that could be used for modeling and data fitting. A ‘cookbook’ of epidemiological models would represent an important resource in expanding expertise in this area. epirecipes is a ‘hackathon’ in which students and researchers will be invited to collectively implement different models of infectious disease and different approaches to fitting these models to real data.

When Oct 01, 2018 03:10 PM to 
Oct 03, 2018 03:10 PM
Where Alan Turing Institute, London
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This is an initiative to implement as many different epidemiological models as possible in a variety of computer languages.

Why? Reasons include:

  • Replication and reproducibility are important
  • Introductory textbooks give few applied examples
  • There are many tips and tricks involved in epidemiological modeling in practice
  • It lowers the barrier for new researchers to enter the field

More on the rationale can be found here.

Travel bursaries- Final applications accepted 5 September

A small number of travel bursaries are available to assist in travel expenses, with priority given to early career researchers, and those from low-to-middle-income countries. Please indicate in your application whether you require a bursary to attend, and give an estimate of costs.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their support; more information can be found here.


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