Giving Our Best to Help the World through These Unprecedented Times.

Congratulations to professor Azza Abouzied on receiving an NYUAD Research Covid-19 Facilitator Research Award on Policy Optimisation for Epidemic Control. In her research paper, professor Abouzied proposed to build an epidemic simulator that supports the goal of suggesting a plan of counteracting the spread of an epidemic. In particular, she addressed the design of a domain specific language that allows the declarative and easy specification of disease models and interventions, and tracks the provenance of a wide range of disease and intervention parameters to ensure reproducibility.