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Title:Analysis of epidemic processes over networks: asymptomatic cases and the SAIRS model
Author(s):Bi, Xiaoqi
Advisor(s):Beck, Carolyn
Department / Program:Industrial&Enterprise Sys Eng
Discipline:Industrial Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Epidemic dynamics, networks, data-informed modeling, stability analysis, parameter estimation
Abstract:This thesis presents an analysis of the epidemic processes evolving over underlying networks structures, specifically, considering an epidemic compartment model, SAIRS, that addresses the role of the asymptomatic infected subgroup of the population. Asymptomatic carriers are crucial to the epidemic spread process owning to their capacity to infect susceptible individuals, whereas it is a challenge to detect, monitor and further impose control policies on this subpopulation. This thesis first discusses the background of classic epidemics models and common converging thresholds, and then presents group SAIRS model and its networked version N-SAIRS. Equilibria and stability properties for these models are investigated. After estimating model parameters from local test-sites data with simple least-square approaches, two simulations are presented. One illustrates the effects of asymptomatic-infected individuals on the epidemic spread process with different level of control policies, the other shows the influence of different underlying network structures on the epidemic evolution in terms of networked models and the impact of local isolation on the epidemic dynamics.
Issue Date:2021-04-28
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Xiaoqi Bi
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17
Date Deposited:2021-05

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