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An Introduction to the Data Resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus 2019

Thursday, February 20, 5pm – 6pm (PST)

Thursday, February 20, 8pm – 9pm (EST)

Shuming Bao, Director of the China Data Institute

Shuming Bao received his Ph. D. in applied economics from Clemson University. He is currently the director of the China Data Institute in the US, and the co-director of the Geocomputation Center for Social Sciences at Wuhan University, and the co-director of the China Data Lab project at Harvard University. He was a faculty member and the director of the China Data Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before he started the China Data Institute in 2018. Dr. Bao has published more than 80 papers in the areas of GIS, regional economics, and spatial data analysis.

Introduction:

Identified as Coronavirus (2019-nCov), this new virus has recently spread from Wuhan to other regions of China as well as about twelve countries. Although this has caused great panics, it may provide a rare opportunity for the spatial study of viruses and help our understanding in future risks. As a joint effort by the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University, the Geo-computation Center for Social Sciences at Wuhan University, RMDS Lab, and the Chinese Data Institute, a web based resource center for 2019-nCoV has been established for research data sharing. This talk will introduce the available resources for 2019-nCoV studies, which include the daily statistics on the virus cases, inter-region migration data, local health facilities, social media data as well as demographic and business data from the population and economic censuses integrated with the administrative maps. It will discuss how to get access to those data with the new web technology and GIS tools. It will also discuss the new initiative of China Data Lab, a cloud based platform that offers an integrated environment for data and tools for the workflow based virus data analysis. An interactive discussion for questions and answers will follow the online demonstration.

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This webinar is jointly organized by RMDS Lab and the China Data Institute.

Webinar Highlights:

  • The available resources for 2019-nCoV studies
  • New web technology and GIS tools
  • An interactive discussion for questions and answers

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