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Agent-based modelling for epidemiology: EpiRust and BharatSim

Podcast host Rebecca Parsons and Prem Chandrasekaran | Podcast guest Jayanta Kshirsagar and Gautam Menon
August 19, 2022 | 32 min 36 sec

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Brief summary

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that epidemiology is incredibly complex: the millions of edge cases, what-ifs, and counterfactuals make modelling exceptionally difficult. One way of tackling this complexity is through agent-based modelling.


In this episode, Rebecca Parsons and Prem Chandrasekaran are joined by Thoughtworks colleague Jayanta Kshirsagar and Gautam Menom, professor of physics and biology at Ashoka University. They discuss how Thoughtworks has been helping researchers in India using agent-based modelling with two custom-built tools: EpiRust and BharatSim.  

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