Curbing covid with computers

Category: COVID-19

COVID-19 / Health Benefits / News

Curbing covid with computers

When one thinks about computer science’s role in tackling COVID-19, it’s hard to imagine what it might be. Yet James Hughes is working on that very thing. The assistant professor at St. Francis Xavier University has been spending the summer of 2020 trying to figure out how authorities can most...

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COVID-19 / Health Benefits / News

covid-19: opening up the data

Pierre-Olivier Quirion is the switchboard operator at the centre of a consortium working to track COVID-19 strains in Quebec. This Rube-Golberg-like operation starts when a sample is swabbed from inside your nose and ends when the government releases its latest recommendations. Quirion was also instrumental in making the data accessible...

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