June 23, 2017

Child Safety or Parental Duty: New Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

A new study from the Biocomplexity Institute suggests that the debate around vaccination on social media may hinge more on different understandings of risk, responsibility, and credibility than any particular set of scientific data.

June 20, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute’s Ebola-tested Tools Help Set New Standard for Federal Disease Control

Biocomplexity Institute researchers are building an online network designed to help disease experts share information, identify warning signs of impending epidemics, and coordinate effective response strategies for ongoing outbreaks.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

May 12, 2017

Biocomplexity Researcher Among Faculty Honored by Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering

At the twentieth annual Virginia Tech College of Engineering faculty reception, awards were presented to engineering professors for teaching innovation, research, service, and outreach. Among these honorees was the Biocomplexity Institute's Anil Vullikanti, whose joint affiliation with Virginia Tech's computer science program earned him 2017 College of Engineering Faculty Fellowship.

May 01, 2017

Institute Recognizes Exceptional Contributions and Research Excellence

Looking back on an academic year of significant scientific accomplishments, the Biocomplexity Institute community recognized two team members for playing a special role in our success: Anil Vullikanti and Maureen Lawrence-Kuether.

April 05, 2017

“Color-blind” Sentencing Can’t Cure Racial Bias in US Criminal Justice System, New Study Suggests

By re-creating real-world incarceration trends within a computational model, Virginia Tech researchers have created a toolset that can estimate how a set of criminal justice reforms will impact overall rates of imprisonment.

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