Is there more to a zero in disease statistics?

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

UP Mindanao’s (UPMin) Interdisciplinary Applied Modeling (IAM) laboratory will hold a free webinar to discuss this topic.

“Are Zeroes Really Zeroes?: Detecting Underreporting in Disease Reports” featuring Zython Paul Lachica will be streamed live via the One UP Applied Mathematics YouTube channel on June 19, 10:00 AM, Philippine Time.

This initiative is part of the One UP Applied Mathematics Webinar Series, where researchers from across the UP System discuss different topics in applied mathematics each week.

Lachica is a member of the IAM laboratory and has been involved in the conduct of COVID-19-related research. He is also a research assistant in the Commission on Higher Education-Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Interdisciplinary Opportunities: Synoptic Study on Transmission and Optimum Control to Prevent Rabies Program or the CHED DARE-TO: STOP Rabies Program, which is headed by UPMin.

The IAM lab is a research group of the UPMin Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, composed mostly of applied mathematicians who promote interdisciplinary research. The IAM team focuses mainly on the application of mathematical modeling to study real-world phenomena and generating approaches to address gaps in a variety of disciplines, including the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences.