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Discrete Methods in Epidemiology
Edited by: James Abello, DIMACS, Piscataway, NJ, and Research, Piscataway, NJ, and Graham Cormode, DIMACS, Piscataway, NJ, and Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
A co-publication of the AMS and DIMACS.

DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
2006; 260 pp; softcover
Volume: 70
ISBN-10: 0-8218-4379-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4379-6
List Price: US$92
Member Price: US$73.60
Order Code: DIMACS/70.S
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Studies of the spread and containment of disease rely at heart on a variety of mathematical and computational techniques. This collection aims to introduce the fundamentals of epidemiology and to showcase contemporary work using discrete mathematical techniques. Introductory chapters explain the fundamental concepts of epidemiology, the basic tools provided by mathematics and computer science, and some of the outstanding open problems in the area. Contributed articles then highlight particular problems in monitoring disease outbreaks, vaccination strategies, and modelling disease survival factors, and successfully apply techniques such as formal concept analysis, support vector machines, random graph models, and systems of differential equations.

Co-published with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 1-7 were co-published with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the mathematical problems of epidemiology.

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