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UT Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, led by Lauren Ancel Meyers, has developed some of the leading epidemiological models of how the disease spreads. The models incorporate the latest science on virus transmission and real-time data on social distancing from cell phone data.

Starting in April 2020, UT researchers have shared the results of pandemic forecasts with the public through the COVID-19 Portal.

Developed by the Meyers team and researchers at TACC, the portal hosts models that state, local and national decision-makers, media, and the public have used during the pandemic to inform their understanding of risk.

The portal, and the models it communicates, reflect state-of-the-art parallel computing, software engineering, data visualization, and portal design, enabled in part by staff at TACC.


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