When the Ebola virus looked as if it might run rampant across Guinea,
Liberia and Sierra Leone, many groups at IBM sprang into action. One
was a team of Almaden-based researchers working primarily on a pet food
safety project with Mars Incorporated. The team organized a weekly
Wednesday morning conference call in which some 40 organizations
addressed ways to contain the spread of the disease until a cure could
In this episode of Inside IBM Research, Kun Hu, a
researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center, talks about STEM, the
Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler, a mathematical tool that lets
researchers simulate the evolution of highly contagious diseases such as
Ebola with the goal of understanding them — and, ideally, preventing
their spread altogether.
Inside IBM Research is recorded and edited by Brook Finkelstein, IBM Research communications.
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