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April 23, 2020

Nearly 50% of Twitter Accounts Talking About Coronavirus Might Be Bots

According to new research from Minerva-funded researcher, Kathleen M. Carley and her research team at Carnegie Mellon University, nearly 50% of “people” talking about coronavirus pandemic on Twitter are not actually people, but bots. The Carnegie Mellon team was able to identify more than 100 false narratives relating to coronavirus worldwide.

April 23, 2020

Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama response to COVID-19

In the recent article by Minerva-funded researcher, Mark Woodward, he discusses how Indonesia was not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for Muslims with the fasting month of Ramadan beginning 23 March.

April 22, 2020

Estimating SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and epidemiological parameters with uncertainty from serological surveys

New article from Minerva-funded researcher, Daniel Larremore “Estimating SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and epidemiological parameters with uncertainty from serological surveys”.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Datasets

Minerva-funded researcher Rex Douglass applies advanced computational techniques to social science questions as part of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS).

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 and New Opportunities for Energy Transition

In this recent article by Joshua Busby, a Minerva-funded researcher, he discusses how recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually lead to a pulse of economic activity and higher pollution levels, but there will also be opportunity once this crisis subsides to support a low-carbon and more equitable economy. The impact of the energy transition on the vibrancy of local communities will be a key metric of success.

April 21, 2020

Viral Infections Online and in the Real World

In the recent article of the CSI5x5 series by the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, five experts were interviewed including Jason Healey, a Minerva-funded researcher on what the cybersecurity community can learn from global public health and the response to the novel coronavirus.

April 21, 2020

Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for Indonesian Muslims as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches. Providing guidance on how Muslims can fulfil their religious obligations, while at the same time protecting themselves and the public from the contagion is a difficult task.

April 17, 2020

National Security Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis:The Urgent Need to Build State Capacity

Minerva-funded researchers, Cynthia Buckley, Ralph Clem and Erik Herron's new Owl in the Olive Tree post "National Security Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis: The Urgent Need to Build State Capacity". Beyond the devastating and widely discussed humanitarian and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current global crisis also exposes the dangers inherent in governmental shortcomings to provide for their citizens’ welfare adequately. In other words: the downside is almost universally a failure of state capacity. In its broadest sense, state capacity refers to the ability of a government to control its territory and extract the means for survival from the population.

April 14, 2020

Pre-Symptomatic Pathogen Detection Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for early-stage pathogen detection. LUCI fellow, Marc Raphael (c/o 2016) is researching on methods that detect whether or not eukaryotic cells are infected with a virus such as COVID-19 based on the analysis of their in-vitro behavior under traditional modes of light microscopy.

April 14, 2020

Proposing Rapid Reliable and Adaptable Virus Testing with Triple Verification

VBFF Nicholas A. Kotov (c/o 2018) has recently submitted a white paper for point-of-care diagnostic for rapid and accurate detection of COVID19 exposure.