Work begins on the ZIKA virus and the Olympics research project at the SMART Lab.

This comprehensive study would be based on a large dataset to unearth emerging patterns and trends. Another aim is to study common perceptions and the impact of the ZIKA virus on the upcoming Olympics. The project is also expected to be instrumental in providing deeper insights about the spread of information in online networks and the impact it has on public health preparedness.

Dr. Laeeq Khan and his team are leading the project. Graduate students are welcome to contact them directly for possible collaborations.