The EMOD program launched its second release of their malaria modeling software last week, just before convening its first annual EMOD Modeling Malaria Symposium. The first version of their software launched in September 2012 and focused on modeling the spread of malaria and the potential impacts of health policies and intervention strategies. The EMOD v1.5 [...]
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The goal of Epidemiological Modeling (EMOD) program at Intellectual Ventures Lab is to determine the combination of health policies and intervention strategies that can lead to disease eradication. The EMOD team creates disease modeling and data analysis tools to help researchers and policy makers understand diseases, their causes, the way they spread, and the path [...]
Cathleen Lambertson from the multiphysics modeling and simulation software company, COMSOL Inc., recently highlighted IV Lab’s use of simulation-based engineering for prototypes in COMSOL News, which was also published in R&D magazine. Ozgur E. Yildirim, PhD, our Thermo Fluidics Manager, was interviewed for the articles regarding the Lab’s extensive use of COMSOL’s multiphysics software for [...]
The epidemiological team (EMOD) at IV Lab has had a banner of a few weeks. They are putting the final touches on their malaria modeling software and Philip Eckhoff, Principal Investigator, recently had a new paper published in the peer-reviewed open access journal PLOS One. The paper - P. falciparum Infection Durations and Infectiousness Are Shaped by [...]
Not only does an invention need to function, it must also have a certain amount of durability. If your new camping water purifier works perfectly during a test run at the kitchen sink, but falls apart in the backcountry, the device is effectively useless. An indispensable part of the design process is ensuring the product [...]
The argument that cleaner energy sources are needed to stop global warming isn’t a new one, but what exactly will it actually take to right the climate change ship and how long will that take? Environmental Research Letters published a paper today by our CEO, Nathan Myhrvold and Stanford’s Ken Caldeira that explores those questions with a holistic new approach.
Some mosquitoes are unfortunately highly anthropophilic, meaning they seek out humans for their blood meals rather than other animals. But how do these insects find us in the first place? How do they distinguish between a human and a shrub? There is evidence that odor may have something to do with it.