• Disease Modelling Workshop | DMo2018

 INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to announce that the Disease Modelling Workshop 2018 will be on the 23rd – 27th April 2018 which will take place at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. This year in its 5th run, the workshop will be “PROBLEM-DRIVEN” whereby the participants will post transmission dynamics problems and at the end of the workshop, participants will gain answers to their problems.

We organised it in such a way as it still holds on the original objective of the workshop, which aims to bring together researchers in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Public Health in one platform to share knowledge and current research activities mainly in facilitating the eradication and control of infectious diseases. This Problem-Driven workshop will ensure that the workshop will be more hands-on.

The fees is RM800 which includes accommodation, food and ground transport. Workshop materials will be available during the workshop distributed via cloud.

To register, participants must post their problems that they would like to be answered. All participants are required to bring their own data (e.g. date vs. number_of_cases). The richer the data will be better.

Participants can attend a preliminary Workshop which focuses on R programming which will be on the 21 – 22 April 2018 at the same venue. To join the R workshop, an additional RM600 will be imposed.

FACILITATORS






  • Associate Professor Dr Jane Labadin

    Assoc Prof Labadin is the leader in the Computational Epidemiology research cluster, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak where she initiated and has been working on Disease modeling since 2008.






  • Dr Cécile Viboud

    Dr Viboud is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, where she has worked over the past 13 years.






  • Dr Marc Choisy

    Dr Choisy from IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a researcher at MIVEGEC Laboratory currently based at NIHE, Hanoi, Vietnam. Marc studies the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases using the tools and concepts from ecology and evolutionary biology that is largely theoretical and based on statistical modeling, mathematics and computer science. In Asia, his research activities focus mainly on dengue and influenza.






  • Dr Hannah Clapham

    Dr Clapham received a PhD in Infectious Disease Dynamics (2013) from Imperial College London. She then spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has recently joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam as a postdoctoral researcher. Hannah’s work to date has mainly focused on dengue, modelling both the within and between host dynamics to understand the interaction virus and immunity and how they lead to observed biological and epidemiological patterns and on sero-epidemiology studies of dengue and other viral infections.






  • Dr Matthew Graham

    Dr Graham completed his PhD at the University of Warwick, UK in 2015 before taking up a post-doctoral research position at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His work has focused on the role of contact networks in disease transmission and control and measles disease dynamics including analyzing and forecasting an outbreak in Guinea. His current and future work is on predicting influenza in tropical climates. He currently resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

DMo 2018 Schedule

  • TIME 23 APRIL 2018
    MONDAY
    0830 - 0845
    Registration
    0845 - 0900
    Opening Remarks
    by Chairperson
    0900 - 1000
    Invited Talk 1
    1000 - 1030
    Coffee Break
    1030 - 1130
    Invited Talk 2
    1130 - 1230
    Invited Talk 3
    1230 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Presentations of Problems
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Group Discussions
  • TIME 24 APRIL 2018
    TUESDAY
    0830 - 1000
    SIR Model
    1000 - 1030
    Coffee Break
    1030 - 1230
    Epidemiological Model Building in R
    1230 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Model Analysis
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Time-Series
  • TIME 25 APRIL 2018
    WEDNESDAY
    0830 - 1000
    Group Discussions
    1000 - 1030
    Coffee Break
    1030 - 1230
    Group Discussions
    1230 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Group Discussions
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Progress Presentations
  • TIME 26 APRIL 2018
    THURSDAY
    0830 - 1000
    Group Discussions
    1000 - 1030
    Coffee Break
    1030 - 1230
    Group Discussions
    1230 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Group Discussions
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Progress Presentations
  • TIME 27 APRIL 2018
    FRIDAY
    0830 - 1000
    Group Projects Presentation
    1000 - 1030
    Coffee Break
    1030 - 1230
    Group Projects Presentation
    1230 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Round Table Discussion
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Certificate Giving & Closing Ceremony

Fees & Registration

Fees

 AMOUNT
* 5-Day DMo Workshop RM800 / USD$200
* 5-Day DMo Workshop +
2-Day Introductory R Training
RM1,400 / USD$350
* 2-Day Introductory R Training RM800 / USD$200
** 2-Day Introductory R Training
 - UNIMAS Staff Only
RM350
** 2-Day Introductory R Training
 - UNIMAS Students Only
RM250

Final Date for Registration is on 10th April 2018.

 

* Important Notice:

* All registrations are inclusive of full accommodation, program book, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, refreshments, ground transportation (from hotel to UNIMAS Campus only) and certificate of participation. Registration fee must be paid by the 10th April 2018 to confirm registration.

** UNIMAS special rates for staff and students are inclusive of lunches, refreshments and certificate of participation. Breakfasts and dinners are not included. Registration fee must be paid by the 10th April 2018 to confirm registration.

To register, participants must post their problems that they like answers. All participants are required to bring their own data (e.g. date vs. number_of_cases). The richer the data will be better.

 

Payment Method

All payments must be made via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to:

Bank: RHB Bank Berhad
Branch: GF No. 12 & 13, Lot 5608 & 5609 Unisquare, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Account Name: UNIMAS Holdings Sdn Bhd
Account No: 2-11128-0000180-3
Swift code: RHBBMYKL
Reference: Disease Modelling Workshop 2018


* Please upload your proof of payment (transaction slip or bank slip) at the online registration form at: https://form.jotform.me/80218649889474

 

Cancellation or Transfer

If you are unable to attend, a substitute or a replacement participant is allowed at no extra cost, provided that a written notice is given prior to the secretariat. No cancellation refund will be made upon successful registration.

 

Accommodation Info

Accommodation provided for participants will be a twin-sharing room at Place2Stay@CampusHub, Kota Samarahan. Please take note that participants are only provided shuttling services from the hotel premise to the faculty's building in UNIMAS campus throughout the duration of the workshop and/or pre-workshop training. Participants are kindly advised to plan properly their arrival and departure to/from the hotel prior to the workshop.

Introductory R Training Info & Schedule









  • Dr Choisy from IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a researcher at MIVEGEC Laboratory currently based at NIHE, Hanoi, Vietnam. He extensively uses R in his research activities and is an experienced trainer having conducted numerous workshops on R and its use in disease modelling throughout the region. Marc studies the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases using the tools and concepts from ecology and evolutionary biology that is largely theoretical and based on statistical modeling, mathematics and computer science. In Asia, his research activities focus mainly on dengue and influenza.
  • TIME 21 APRIL 2018
    SATURDAY
    0830 - 0845
    Registration
    0845 - 0900
    Opening Remarks
    by Chairperson
    0900 - 1030
    ♦ Installing R from CRAN & R-Studio
    ♦ Intro to R Console
    ♦ Organising workspace before starting new project in R
    1030 - 1045
    Coffee Break
    1045 - 1245
    ♦ Using R as a calculator
    ♦ Naming variables & attributes in R
    1245 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    ♦ Data objects - vectors, matrices, lists, data frames
    ♦ Reading data from files
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Running Statistical Tests
  • TIME 22 APRIL 2018
    SUNDAY
    0830 - 1030
    Scripting & Functions in R
    1030 - 1045
    Coffee Break
    1045 - 1245
    Scripting & Functions in R
    1245 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Graphs & Visualisations in R
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Graphs & Visualisations in R

Introductory Tableau Training Info & Schedule









  • Stephanie serves as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). She obtained her Ph.D from the University of Liverpool in 2012. Her research interests lie primarily in data, text and image mining. She is also interested in the areas of Machine Learning, applied Data Mining and Data Visualisation. She has conducted research in text classification, text summarisation, social media mining, frequent pattern analysis, sentiment analysis, genetic data mining, medical and epidemiological data analysis, medical image classification and other related application areas. Stephanie is a skilled Data Analyst with vast experience in various data analytical tools, having conducted several training workshops on the area of Data Mining and Data Analytics.
  • TIME 21 APRIL 2018
    SATURDAY
    0830 - 0845
    Registration
    0845 - 0900
    Opening Remarks
    by Chairperson
    0900 - 1030
    Tableau Overview
    ♦ What is Tableau?
    ♦The Basics - Worksheets, Views, Dashboard & Story
    ♦ Saving Workbook

    Connecting to Data Sources
    ♦ Data Sources
    ♦ Data Extraction, Filtering, Joining & Blending
    1030 - 1045
    Coffee Break
    1045 - 1245
    Transforming Data
    ♦ Data Interpreter
    ♦ Splitting Fields
    ♦ Data Pivoting & Crosstabs
    ♦ Filter & Merge Fields
    1245 - 1400
    Lunch Break
    1400 - 1530
    Creating Visualisations
    ♦ Bar charts, Line charts & Pie charts
    ♦ Maps & Scatter plots
    ♦ Other charts
    1530 - 1545
    Tea Break
    1545 - 1700
    Creating Dashboards
    ♦ Creating effective dashboards
    ♦ Dashboard examples
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Contact Us

Dr Sarah Flora Samson Juan
DMo2018 Secretary

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology,
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan.

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Phone: +60 82 583 729
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