High resolution contact networks from sensor data to targeted interventions, a lecture by Ciro Cattuto at the Robert Koch Colloquium

Digital technologies provide the opportunity to quantify human behavior with unprecedented levels of detail and scale. Personal electronic devices and wearable sensors, in particular, can be used to map the network structure of human or animal close-range interactions in a variety of settings relevant for research in epidemiology and public health.

Inside the Robert Koch Colloquium program, wednesday 5th July 2017, ISI Foundation Scientific Director Ciro Cattuto will review the experience of the SocioPatterns collaboration, an ongoing effort aimed at measuring and studying high-resolution contact networks using wearable proximity sensors. Cattuto will discuss measurement experiences in diverse environments (schools, hospitals, households, low-resource rural settings), reflect on challenges (generalization, data incompleteness), discuss high-resolution contact networks effect on the dynamics of epidemic processes, and show how these networks can be used to design targeted intervention strategies.

The Robert Koch Colloquium is a new annual event by Robert Koch Institute, featuring a set of six internationally recognized speakers discussing innovative scientific issues. This year's topic is “Digital Epidemilogy”, an emergent, trans-disciplinary and rapidly growing research field which integrates methods of bio-informatics, modern network theory, machine learning, Big Data analytics and high performance computing in the context of public health.

“High resolution contact networks: from sensor data to targeted interventions”, The Robert Koch Colloquium, Robert Koch Institute (Berlin), 5th July 2017, info:http://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Service/Veranstaltungen/rkc_2017.html