AiSC Team Abstract

Team: Sandia Prep 055
Members: Beryl Wootton, Alex Clement, Jayson Lynch, and Gregory Fenchel

Abstract: The objective of this simulation is to mathematically model the spread of smallpox and then compare with real world data. This would create a more in-depth understanding of how smallpox is transmitted as well as its vectors. This could potentially lead to the development of new vaccines, advances in anti-bioterrorism, and the improvement in the health of the general populace. Long-term goals include; a preliminary trial with few variables, investigations with a variety of environmental variables, and a proposal/development of a non-linear model.

Mentor: Ara Kooser
Team Sponser: Neil McBeth