VIPRA, Viral Infection Propagation Through Air-Travel, is a multi-university inter-disciplinary research project focused on developing a methodology for using computational simulations to reduce the likelihood of epidemics. In this project we are trying to develop an almost real-time decision support/recommendation system. This software can be used to replace travel bans with effective air-travel policies to reduce the likelihood of epidemics during the outbreaks. My recent tasks in this project are:
- Implementing pedestrian movement using social force models and crowd simulation methods.
- Developing computational algorithms for optimizing performance of simulations (parameter sweep) and analysis of the results.
- Producing decent video output of the simulations using Unity 3D game engine.
PublicationsP^4QS: A Peer to Peer Privacy Preserving Query Service for Location-Based Mobile Applications
M Ghaffari, N Ghadiri, MH Manshaei, MS Lahijani - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017