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Sampson Akwafuo Author

Epidemiological modelling of vaccination and reduced funeral rites interventions on the reproduction number, R0 of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.


Dr. Sampson Akwafuo is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the California State University, Fullerton. He obtained his Ph.D and MS from the University of North Texas, Texas and Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK respectively.His research interests include Computational Epidemiology, Contagion Modelling, optimization of disasters and disease outbreaks' response logistics, and the development of approximation algorithms. His currecnt focus is on using machine learning models to predict potential outbreaks of diseases in specific localities, modeling intervention strategies for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and other Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Subjects of specialization: Computer Science, Computational Epidemiology

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