A Resource Allocation Model for Large Scale Bio-Security Events

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Professor Lauren Gardner
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia


Real-time strategies for control are required to minimize the spread of newly emerging infectious diseases at a national and international level. Currently, there is a gap in the literature for optimization-based decision control models that account for the heterogeneous nature of the air travel patterns and infectious disease spreading dynamics. In this work a bi-level optimization model is proposed where the objective is to minimize the risk of disease spread via the air traffic network, and the decision is the allocation of control resources to airports during an on-going event.