LIRNEasia has been at the forefront of big data analysis for development in Sri Lanka, conducting in-house analysis to generate actionable insights across a range of policy domains. On 6th May 2016, LIRNEasia and the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka jointly convened a planning meeting on building better models for forecasting the propagation of infectious disease such as dengue in Sri Lanka. The meeting was intended to lay the foundation for a multi-disciplinary collaboration engaging health informatics specialists, epidemiologists, and data scientists to identify research priorities and opportunities.
The participants included the following:
- Madhushi Bandara, Junior Researcher, LIRNEasia
- Prof Vajira Dissanayake (Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, Biomedical Informatics Programme – Postgraduate Institute of Medicine)
- Dr. M.B.A. Ghouse (Epidemiology Unit)
- Thavisha Gomez, Research Manager, LIRNEasia
- Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana (Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, Biomedical Informatics Programme – Postgraduate Institute of Medicine)
- Dr.B.D.W. Jayamanne (National Dengue Control Unit)
- Isuru Jayasooriya, Researcher, LIRNEasia
- Sriganesh Lokanathan, Team Leader – Big Data Research, LIRNEasia
- Danaja Maldeniya, Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia
- Dr. Shehan Perera, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Moratuwa
- Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chair, LIRNEasia
- Dr. Nishan Silva (Ministry of Health)
The workshop report is available HERE.
Preparatory materials and presentations:
- Meeting agenda
- Forecasting the propagation of vector-borne infectious diseases using high resolution mobility patterns and other data | Concept paper |
- Introduction to mobile network big data and its potential applications for developmental domains | Presentation Slides |
- State of the art in forecasting infectious disease propagation with big data: Pakistan case study | Presentation Slides | Research Paper |
- Preliminary research on the use of MNBD in Sri Lanka for forecasting dengue propagation | Concept paper |
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