In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespignani and his collaborators provide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.
Network science has the potential to solve major national challenges in health, security, and sustainability, said two Northeastern University professors in a briefing on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
According to a new computer modeling research study from Northeastern University network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, when it comes to bioterrorist attacks, “diseases have no borders.”
As news of the latest outbreak is upon us, Vespignani and his colleagues recently published an article in the journal BMC Medicine that offers definitive proof of a strong agreement between the predictions and the real-life surveillance data collected in 2009.
The science of complex systems was born in the mid-20th century, but it has only recently begun to mature into a research field with real-world relevance.