Covid-19 has hit the world unprepared, as the deadliest pandemic of the century. Governments and authorities, as leaders and decision makers fighting against the virus, enormously tap on the power of AI and its data analytics models for urgent decision supports at the greatest efforts, ever seen from human history. This book showcases a collection of important data analytics models that were used during the epidemic, and discusses and compares their efficacy and limitations.
Readers who from both healthcare industries and academia can gain unique insights on how data analytics models were designed and applied on epidemic data. Taking Covid-19 as a case study, readers especially those who are working in similar fields, would be better prepared in case a new wave of virus epidemic may arise again in the near future.
Presents data analytics models used during the Covid-19 pandemic
Compares the efficacy of the models discusses, and their limitations
Relevant to those in healthcare industries and academia
Simon James Fong graduated from La Trobe University in Australia, with a First Class Honours BEng. Computer Systems degree and a PhD. Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is also one of the founding members of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the University of Macau, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and engineering posts, such as being a systems engineer, IT consultant, integrated network specialist, and e-commerce director in Melbourne, Hong Kong. and Singapore. Some companies that he worked at before include Hong Kong Telecom, Singapore Network Services, AES Pro-Data, and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore. Dr. Fong has published over 350 peer-reviewed international conference and journal papers, mostly in the area of e-Commerce technology and data-mining. Actively, Dr. Fong has served as General Chair for several major international conferences and workshops in recent years.