May 15, 2020

Jacob Fisher and Yajuan Si awarded a Special COVID-19 grant from MIDAS

Woman With Mask Using Phone On The Street.Jacob Fisher and Yajuan Si have been awarded a Special COVID-19 Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) from the Michigan Institute for Data Science. This special grant is for their project “Estimating county-level age group contact rates from time use data.”

More about the MIDAS special COVID-19 grants:

May 13, 2020: The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) announced today the awardees of its COVID-19 data science grants.  7 interdisciplinary teams, chosen from 49 submissions, will receive funding support for COVID-19 research.  With data science methods at the core, these teams combat the pandemic in varied and creative ways, including better clinical decisions for in-patients, strategies to improve testing, data-driven guidance for social distancing and reopening, detection of high-risk communities; and addressing inequality in healthcare and in the society’s recovery.  These projects, along with many other excellent proposals that we wish we had funding for, demonstrate the resolve, expertise and creativity of U-M data scientists facing a public health catastrophe.  They lend us hope that science will help us prevail.