2011–2014 - Ph.D. Computer Science - The University of Iowa
2008–2011 - M.S. Computer Science - The University of Iowa
2003–2008 - B.S. Computer Science - The University of Texas at Austin
2003–2008 - B.S. Mathematics (Scientific Computation) - The University of Texas at Austin
I am a dissertation-stage computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa and a graduate research assistant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. I am interested in applying techniques from computer science, geographic information systems (GIS), and mathematics to the field of epidemiology in order to simulate, analyze, and predict disease spread. In particular, my work focuses on disease spread across large geographic areas. I am also interesting in modeling human movement and activities.
K. S. Hickmann, G. Fairchild, R. Priedhorsky, N. Generous, J. M. Hyman, A. Deshpande, and S. Y. Del Valle, “Forecasting the 2013–2014 Influenza Season using Wikipedia,” Under review.
N. Generous, G. Fairchild, A. Deshpande, S. Y. Del Valle, and R. Priedhorsky, “Global Disease Monitoring and Forecasting with Wikipedia,” PLOS Comput. Biol., vol. 10, no. 11, p. e1003892, Nov. 2014.
G. Fairchild, P. M. Polgreen, E. Foster, G. Rushton, and A. M. Segre, “How many suffice? A computational framework for sizing sentinel surveillance networks,” Int. J. Health Geogr., vol. 12, no. 1, p. 56, Dec. 2013.
G. Fairchild, K. S. Hickmann, S. M. Mniszewski, S. Y. Del Valle, and J. M. Hyman, “Optimizing human activity patterns using global sensitivity analysis,” Comput. Math. Organ. Theory, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 394–416, Dec. 2014.
E. C. Leira, G. Fairchild, A. M. Segre, G. Rushton, M. T. Froehler, and P. M. Polgreen, “Primary Stroke Centers Should Be Located Using Maximal Coverage Models for Optimal Access,” Stroke, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 2417–2422, 2012.
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