Spring 2020


UCSB Faculty members and experts from the Santa Barbara community will offer lecture sessions on a variety of facets and insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, and its implications across a range of areas. We encourage faculty, staff, students, and community members to attend. Sessions will convene Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom webinar system. Click here to get the Zoom software and use Webinar ID 644-027-449, or use https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/644027449 to join in.

Individual speakers from a variety of disciplines will address these topics on the following dates:

April 14: SARS-CoV2: The Virus and the Disease

April 21: Current Epidemiological Models: Scientific Basis and Evaluation

April 28: Coping with Heterogeneity and Uncertainty of COVID-19 Datasets

May 5: Economic Aspects of the Crisis: Labor Markets During Pandemics

May 12: Social Scientific Insights: Attitudes, Policies, and Coping with the Crisis

May 19: Climate Effects on the Virus, Diagnosis Criteria, and a New Testing Procedure

May 26: COVID-19: Analytics and Modeling for Prevention

June 2 and 9: TBD

The last three weeks may consider Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning models and interventions, ethics and inequality of impacts and interventions, and educational issues.

Please join us for this exciting seminar series.

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