The Role of Data Science in the Pandemic

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

Zoom Webinar
1PM to 2PM EDT

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The pandemic has advanced digitization in many ways. Data Science is viewed as a critical element in the pandemic response. Bringing together scholars and experts from various disciplines such as physics, biostatistics, population, and computer science, this panel discussion discovers how data can help us understand, predict, and manage the pandemic.

Questions we have: 

  • What role does data science play in understanding and managing the pandemic?
  • How can the physical theory of complex systems help predict the course of the pandemic?
  • How does the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin help understand the development of the pandemic?
  • Does Germany and the US approach pandemic data differently, and why?
  • How could Game Theory solve the COVID-19 vaccine rollout puzzle?
  • How can AI and Knowledge Automation help to manage the pandemic?

Panelists to be announced soon!

Format:            Virtual Panel Discussion
Platform:         Zoom Webinar
Length:            One hour
Date:                Thursday, October 13, 10AM PT | 1PM ET | 7PM CET
Cost:                Complimentary

This event is a cooperation between


and supported by


The San Francisco and Boston areas are both homes to some of the world’s foremost research universities and innovative companies. This series is intended to draw on experts from the East and the West Coast and to bring them into conversation on issues of relevance to a larger German-American audience.

In 2021, GABA California and GABC Boston and supported by the Consulate Generals of Boston and San Francisco successfully coordinated and hosted five virtual panel discussions (via Zoom Webinar) on the general topic of the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging top-level speakers and experts from both Germany and the U.S.  Here is a look back at the previous series:

  1. COVID Vaccines in Record Time (February 4, 2021)
  2. Pandemic Management and Preparedness in the U.S. and in Germany: Looking Forward (March 24, 2021)
  3. COVID Testing in a Vaccinated Population: Needed or Obsolete? (May 26, 2021)
  4. Are Hybrid Work Models Here to Stay? (August 19, 2021)
  5. COVID-19: Putting Health to the Test (December 16, 2021)