Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics

Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

June 27, 2022

Techniques used in weather forecasting can be repurposed to provide individuals with a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses, according to new research published by Caltech scientists. The technique has the potential to be more effective and less intrusive than blanket lockdowns for combatting the spread of disease, says Tapio Schneider, Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist. [Caltech story]

Professor Tapio Schneider

Professor Tapio Schneider

Professor Chiara Daraio

Professor Chiara Daraio

Oliver Dunbar

Oliver Dunbar

Jinlong Wu

Jinlong Wu

Dmitry Burov

Dmitry Burov

Tags: research highlights Chiara Daraio ESE Tapio Schneider Oliver Dunbar Lucas Böttcher Dmitry Burov Alfredo Garbuno-Inigo Gregory Wagner Sen Pei Raffaele Ferrari Jeffrey Shaman Jinlong Wu