UChicago and Argonne lead NSF-funded project to build pandemic monitoring expertise


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million to a team led by researchers from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory as part of its Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) initiative. The initiative focuses on fundamental research and capabilities needed to tackle challenges posed by infectious disease pandemics through prediction tools and prevention measures.

The team consists of researchers from six institutions: UChicago, Argonne, Northwestern University, Virginia Tech, RAND Corporation, and Inria, the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology. The initial grant will support efforts to plan and design a future PIPP center that will develop robust predictive models; high performance computing tools; environmental sensors; and multi-scenario, multi-objective decision analytics to help public health officials monitor, forecast, and respond to future pandemics.

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This story was first published by the Biological Sciences Division.

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