#CASLearnsAsOne Webinar 3: Making Sense of COVID-19 Data and Mathematical Models

Post date: 24-Jun-2020 11:33:33

Note: This webinar is FREE and is open to the faculty, staff, and students of ALL Southern Luzon State University units. Slots are, however, limited. To register, click HERE or on the image below. Registration closes on Sunday, June 28 at 6 PM. The Zoom link and password will be sent to your registered email address on Monday, June 29 by 6 PM.


#CASLearnsAsOne Webinar 3:

Making Sense of COVID-19 Data and Mathematical Models

Alexander J. Balsomo, PhD

Associate Professor

West Visayas State University

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Starts at 2 PM via Zoom


To understand the dynamics of the virus in the community, epidemiologists employ mathematical models to examine the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in its early stages and simulate the effectiveness of the strategies used in the containment of the said spread.

In this webinar, I will talk about how these differential equations expressions made sense in decision making during the crisis, and how it can help craft policies that can be implemented in higher education institutions. Moreover, some insights from the current epidemiological data-made public by the Department of Health through its COVID-19 Data Drop will be discussed.

Background of the Speaker:

Alexander Balsomo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, West Visayas State University in Iloilo City. He holds a PhD in Mathematics (straight program) from the Ateneo de Manila University. He finished his Master's in Education major in Mathematics and B.S. Applied Mathematics at the University of the Philippines Visayas. His research interests include Mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics and population dynamics. Dr. Balsomo is a member of the Task Force on COVID-19 Testing in Iloilo City.

Note: This webinar is open to all Southern Luzon State University units, faculty, staff, and students. However, slots are very limited. Please register through the link provided. The Zoom link and password will be sent via your registered email.