Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Joana Simoes, has recently completed a PhD at CASA. Her thesis was on An Agent-Based Approach to Spatial Epidemics through GIS in which she simulated the diffusion of mumps in Portugal in the late 1990s at regional and local level using a SEIR (susceptible- exposed- infected removed) infection model built in a spatial network of small worlds.

The model she created is called EpiSIM written in C++. Two sets of libraries were used to build this software: Qt, for the graphical API and Shapelib for accessing geographic data. Further information can be seen on the project website and on Joana’s personal website.


Anonymous said...

Is there a possiblity to test this software and maybe use it?

Andrew Crooks said...

I am not sure, it would best to ask Joana, her email is on her personal website.