Speaker: Benn Sartorius
Affiliation: UQ Centre for Clinical Research


In this talk, I will present some of my work related to spatial-temporal modelling and mapping of infectious disease at various geographic scales of resolution. This will include global country level modelling of bacteria AMR, regional high-resolution modelling and mapping of HIV, malaria and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) in Africa and subnational modelling of COVID in the UK, HIV and measles in South Africa. I will describe the analytic approaches employed and then present some of the major epidemiological findings from this work. I hope to highlight the utility of spatial-temporal modelling frameworks for infectious diseases as a tool to help inform and optimise policy at national and subnational scales. A further aspiration is that it will stimulate further discussion of potential synergies between traditional statistical based space-time modelling frameworks and incorporation of machine learning and other innovative advances in mathematics to advance the field.

About Maths Colloquium

The Mathematics Colloquium is directed at students and academics working in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. 

We aim to present expository lectures that appeal to our wide audience.

Information for speakers

Information for speakers

Maths colloquia are usually held on Mondays, from 2pm to 3pm, in various locations at St Lucia.

Presentations are 50 minutes, plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Available facilities include:

  • computer 
  • data projector
  • chalkboard or whiteboard

To avoid technical difficulties on the day, please contact us in advance of your presentation to discuss your requirements.


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