Fireside Chat

Thursday October 14, 2021 4:00 PM

Informal chat with Prof. Po-Shen Loh, about taking invention into the real world

Speaker: Po-Shen Loh, Departement of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Online Event

Over the past year, Caltech alum and Carnegie Mellon professor Po-Shen Loh led a team which invented a fundamentally new method for fighting pandemics (NOVID), which could save much of the world from a future lethal pandemic. It's actually a human behavior innovation, using Game Theory to align natural incentives so that even selfish behavior leads to disease control. Since Prof. Loh is a Caltech alum and ASCIT is working with him and NOVID to help the student community, he is offering an informal chat to the Caltech community, answering questions and sharing the behind-the-scenes story of what's involved in taking an invention into the real world.

The talk will be interactive, and is a chance to get up close to an innovation which could have historic implications.

NOVID is currently being used in collaboration with ASCIT to help provide you with personal early warning that you can privately use to help avoid getting infected yourself. Students who use the system will also contribute to scientific research which may transform the way human civilization responds to all future pandemics.

Series Information Science and Technology Seminar

Contact: Jolene Brink at (626)395-2813 jbrink@caltech.edu