Epidemiological Data and Model Requirements to Support Policy

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Often, the task of epidemiological modelling is seen as one of im- proving biological and social realism, with increasing data availabil- ity enabling increased realism. Here, we consider ways in which models designed to support policy have di erent data and algorith- mic requirements from those aiming at realism or insight, via a series of case studies. In particular, calculation and communication of uncertainty is often more important than re nement of model structure without con rmation of validity.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Epidemiology meets Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (epiDAMIK)
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Jun 2018