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Predicting COVID-19 Waves
using Data Science

Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan
Leading Epidemiologist and Economist
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University
Hosted by Dr. Santanu Paul, Founder and CEO, TalentSprint


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About the event

DeepTalk is an interactive series on DeepTech where leaders, experts, and trendsetters in the emerging technology space like AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, FinTech, Data Science, Cyber Security, VLSI, IoT, and more share their unique perspectives and knowledge with our vast community of professionals.

The 10th episode of DeepTalk is about leveraging Data Science to predict the COVID-19 waves.

Unlike epidemics, pandemics like COVID-19 offer very little historical data. So how do you ultimately train computer models to forecast or predict its path with no historical data to rely on?

Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, Leading Epidemiologist and Economist, NYT Op-Ed Columnist, Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University and one of the Former Advisors to the Obama administration joins us to throw light on the possibilities of prediction using data.

The LIVE session will also delve into the role of professionals in a data-driven world. Take this opportunity to meet and interact with one of the world’s renowned epidemiologists.



Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan
Leading Epidemiologist and Economist
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University

Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan is an eminent epidemiologist and economist, consulted by leaders and policymakers on public health policies. He contributed to resolving the COVID crisis with his predictive models and advice on public engagement and served on Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His work has been covered in NYT, BBC, CNN, and many more media outlets. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP, USA) and also a Co-founder of HealthCubed, engaged in improving access to healthcare and diagnostics. A senior research scholar at Princeton University and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani, India. Know More.


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Dr. Santanu Paul
Founder and CEO, TalentSprint
(Ex Virtusa, IBM, Open Pages)

Dr. Santanu Paul leads strategy and growth at TalentSprint, an NSE Group Company. He serves as an independent director for organizations that use disruptive technologies as their engine of growth. Under his leadership, TalentSprint has emerged as one of India’s leading tech-enabled education platforms for professionals and a youth career accelerator for young job seekers in the technology space. His professional career began in New York at the reputed IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has also worked as Senior Vice President at Virtusa and as CTO for Openpages and Viveca. An author of 20+ research papers and an inventor with 2 US patents, Santanu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Know More.

About TalentSprint

TalentSprint, a National Stock Exchange (NSE) Group Company, brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals in partnership with top academic institutions and global corporations. Its patent-pending, AI-powered, digital learning platform enables a perfect blend of high-end academics and industry-leading practitioner experience. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. For more information, visit www.talentsprint.com

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