Course: Introduction to computational thinking + applications to modelling the COVID-19 pandemic

Together with Alan Edelman, we are teaching an MIT course on Introduction to Computational Thinking with Julia, with applications to modelling the COVID-19 pandemic:

It’s designed for people with basic programming experience and teaches Julia from scratch by directly applying it to epidemic modelling. We will cover the basics of individual-based and differential equation modelling during the 12 lectures.

Note, however, that we are computational mathematicians, not epidemiologists. Advice from more knowledgeable members of the community is greatly appreciated.

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I don’t know if it helps you, but we have done a lot of work in Agents.jl to allow creating models for covid:

Unfortunately, the second example with continuous space and social distancing is only available on master. We are working on a big release of Agents.jl 3.0, but we need about a month more time.