UMSI researchers awarded COVID-19 data science grant to study student mobility patterns

By | June 19, 2020

The Michigan Institute of Data Science (MIDAS) recently awarded three University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) researchers COVID-19 data science grants.

Research fellow Quan Nguyen, assistant professor Christopher Brooks and assistant professor Daniel Romero will receive funding for “Students’ mobility patterns on campus and the implications for the recovery of campus activities post-pandemic.” 

This project will examine how people move around campus to identify high-risk locations and student groups that could have a higher change of exposure to COVID-19.

“We hope our findings can assist the planning of campus operations at the University of Michigan and provide a replicable approach for other institutions,” Nguyen said.