March 08, 2018

Countries Get Heads Up About Leafminer Invasion Thanks to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech researchers have created a modeling system that tracks the tomato leafminer along trade routes, enabling warnings to be issued for the first time to countries bracing for invasion by the pest that threatens tomato crops worldwide.

February 13, 2018

Simulating a Safer Future: Biocomplexity Institute Tools Featured on WIRED

WIRED takes a deep dive into how the Department of Defense is using Biocomplexity Institute simulations: projecting the behavior of survivors in the 36 hours post-disaster to form emergency response strategies they hope will bring the best possible outcomes out of a worst-case scenario.

January 30, 2018

From A-bombs to Zika: Guiding Government Planning for Major Disasters

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C.? Biocomplexity Institute researchers have developed simulation systems to help the government prepare for "worst-case" scenarios, with support from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. 

December 18, 2017

Class of 2017: Marc Fialkoff Informs the Future of Critical Infrastructure and Disaster Recovery

With guidance from Biocomplexity Institute faculty, Mark Fialkoff, a 2017 Ph.D. graduate, has used his expertise in transportation law and planning to help solve global problems in critical infrastructure and nuclear security. 

November 29, 2017

Innovative Partnership Will Extend Cutting-Edge Flu Forecasting Research to Millions

A new partnership between the Biocomplexity Institute and AccuWeather could dramatically change the level of flu knowledge and awareness for people across the U.S.

November 27, 2017

Virginia Tech Team Leads Federal Effort to Forecast the Flow of Information Online

As the quality of information shared on websites and social media becomes an increasing concern for most Americans, Virginia Tech scientists will spearhead a new effort to improve our understanding of how social information travels and transforms online.

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