BLACKSBURG, Va., September 18, 2007 - Stephen Eubank, professor and deputy director of VBI's Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL), was featured in a recent publication of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. "Social Studies ", which was featured in the September 2007 edition of NIGMS's publication Findings, profiles Eubank and his work at VBI.
The main focus of the article is on Eubank's research with complex systems, discussing how he and other NDSSL researchers use social networks to uncover ways diseases spread through populations, while taking into account environmental factors and people's responses during these kinds of scenarios. It highlights some of the group's projects, including the transportation analysis system TRANSIMS and the Model of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) initiative. The article also traces Eubank's life and career in science.
Findings is an NIGMS magazine highlighting the research of NIGMS-funded scientists. NIGMS is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supports basic biomedical research that is not targeted to specific diseases, funding studies on genes, proteins, and cells, as well as on fundamental processes like communication within and between cells, how bodies use energy, and how individuals respond to medicines.
September 18, 2007