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SIR Model Helps Monitor Childhood Obesity in Schools

SIR Model Helps Monitor Childhood Obesity in Schools

Swati DebRoy describes the use of a SIR model that captures the dynamics of obesity levels in school-age children.

An Information Theory-Based ‘Thermometer’ to Uncover Bridge Defects

An Information Theory-Based ‘Thermometer’ to Uncover Bridge Defects

Information theory, a branch at the intersection of mathematics and electrical engineering, can help monitor the...

From Bacteria to Bots: Understanding Uncoupled Oscillatory Movements

From Bacteria to Bots: Understanding Uncoupled Oscillatory Movements

Oscillations are ubiquitous in nature — ranging from fireflies flashing in synchrony to brain cells...

Coffee Roasting, Mathematical Modelling, and Asymptotic Analysis

Coffee Roasting, Mathematical Modelling, and Asymptotic Analysis

The perfect cup of coffee depends on the origin of the coffee beans, how they are roasted, and the hardness of the water.

Could Math Solve the Gerrymandering Problem?

Could Math Solve the Gerrymandering Problem?

Mathematicians and scientists are coming up with quantitative measures and mathematical models to measure...

A Mathematical Approach to the Vicodin Abuse Problem

A Mathematical Approach to the Vicodin Abuse Problem

Mathematical models can help study the effectiveness of Vicodin abuse prevention methods educating doctors and...

Simulating the Mechanics of Honeybee Swarm Behavior

Simulating the Mechanics of Honeybee Swarm Behavior

At LS18, Orit Peleg used a combination of experiments and simulations to model mechanical swarm stability in honeybee populations.

Network Modeling to Study Sea Ice Permeability

Network Modeling to Study Sea Ice Permeability

Sea ice permeability is affected by extracellular polymeric substances secreted by algae that inhabit ice.

Mathematical Model Optimizes Preemptive Cholera Vaccination in Cameroon

Mathematical Model Optimizes Preemptive Cholera Vaccination in Cameroon

At MPE18, Michael Kelly presented a mathematical model to optimize oral cholera vaccination placement in Cameroon.