From the event page:
"Since March 2020, Metaculus has provided forecasting and modeling resources to public health professionals as they've made crucial decisions in tracking and combating COVID-19. These efforts include the ongoing Keep Virginia Safe and the recently concluded Virginia Lightning Round forecasting tournaments, which were developed in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute, and were designed to enhance COVID-19 modeling efforts while contributing to the ongoing public health policy conversation in Virginia.
But how exactly are these forecasts used to inform COVID-19 policy? In this panel discussion and Q&A, presenters will share how the VDH and UVA Biocomplexity Institute teams first convened and how they currently collaborate, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how tournament questions are formulated—and ultimately, how they support public health policy. During Q&A, the audience will have an opportunity to engage with the public health officials and researchers who make use of forecaster predictions.
In addition to other panel members from the VDH and UVA teams, attendees will hear from
- Justin Crow, VDH Director of the Division of Social Epidemiology and superforecaster
- Bryan Lewis, Computational Epidemiologist and Public-Health Lead at the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing Division of the Biocomplexity Institute
- Srinivasan Venkatramanan, Research Assistant Professor at the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing Division of the Biocomplexity Institute"
This online event is scheduled for October 5th, 3:00PM - 4:00PM ET.
NOTE: Attendees will have the opportunity to receive some great UVA Biocomplexity Institute swag!