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March 26, 2020

Predicting the Epidemic Trends of COVID-19

VBFF Fellow Ying-Cheng Lai (c/o 2016) has been working on predicting the epidemic trends of COVID-19. He recently published a paper entitled, “Quantitative assessment of the role of undocumented infection in the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”.

March 26, 2020

Q&A on the Spread of Coronavirus Disinformation

On March 26, 2020, Minerva-funded researcher, Kathleen M. Carley (Carnegie Mellon University) was interview by Tech Explore who asked a few questions in regards to the spread of Coronavirus disinformation.

March 25, 2020

New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics

Minerva-funded researcher, Kathleen M. Carley along with her Carnegie Mellon research team and Princeton researchers improves the tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.

March 25, 2020

Tips to Deal with the Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Minerva-funded researcher, Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland) was quoted on an NBC news article that highlights “9 Tips to Deal with the Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Outbreak”.

March 24, 2020

Privacy During a Pandemic

The Cyber-Law podcast interviewed Minerva-funded researcher, Jason Healey who has a long history with Cyber Command and a deep recent oeuvre of academic commentary on cyber conflict.

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Is Changing Who We Are

Arie Kruglanski, a Minerva-funded researcher studies human motivation and its impact on what we feel, how we think, and what we do. In his recent article “3 Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic is Changing Who We Are”, he discusses how the external forces of this pandemic are affecting our psyches in three ways: It influences how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.

March 13, 2020

To Survive the Coronavirus the United States Must Tighten Up its Culture

Minerva-funded researcher, Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland) discusses the loose culture of the United States in comparison to other countries who have a more “tight” society and how that affects the response to COVID-19.

Oct. 18, 2019

3D Printers to Make Supplies for Healthcare Workers

Previous VBFF fellow Chad Mirkin (c/o 2008) has developed 3D printers that he and his team are using to print masks that provide a shield from viral droplets that cause COVID-19.