A team led by Prof. Nazar Zaki is currently working on a fully developed Pandemic
Simulator to assist in understanding the effects of social distancing and isolation
on the development of a pandemic. In order to allow the user to model the virus behavior
a settings panel is provided to explore the spreading characteristics in small, medium
or large cities. The Simulator is user friendly and intuitive for technical and non-technical
users. There are four settings that allow the simulation of social distancing and
will allow/disallow: to work, visit other houses, visit social areas or go to school.
All probabilities can be set before the initialization of the simulation or during
the runtime to observe the effects during a pandemic. The Simulator is accessible
and more details are explained in this video
.The team is currently extending the efforts to answer questions such aswhat would
happen if schools, social areas and workplaces are gradually open?