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Models for managing the impact of an epidemic

Daniel Bienstock (dano***at***columbia.edu)
A. Cecilia Zenteno (acz2103***at***columbia.edu )

Abstract: In this paper we consider robust models of surge capacity plans to be deployed in the event of a flu pandemic. In particular, we focus on managing critical staff levels at organizations that must remain operational during such an event. We develop efficient procedures for managing emergency resources so as to minimize the impact of the pandemic. We present experiments using realistic data to study the effectiveness of our approach.

Keywords: Robust optimization, SEIR

Category 1: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Biomedical Applications )

Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences

Citation: Columbia University, November 2011

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Entry Submitted: 12/14/2011
Entry Accepted: 12/14/2011
Entry Last Modified: 03/12/2012

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