ernesto.ortega.dias.25 (at) gmail.com
In November 2018, Ernesto obtained a Master Degree in Physics from University of Havana, with focusing on inference methods, statistical physics and diffusion processes. Starting from January 2019, he is a PhD student in the Physics Faculty at University of Havana. He works in the "Group of Complex Systems" under the supervision of Alejandro Lage-Castellanos. As part of his PhD project, he is current joining EPIcx Lab for a long-period visiting.
Ernesto's current project aims at modelling and developing methods to address the direct and inverse problem of infectious disease propagation. The study is branched in two principal directions: i) the study of individual based contact networks by focusing on the development of a method based on pseudoliklehood for inference of zero patient and ii) the adaptation of Cavity Master Equation method to study the diffusion of infectious diseases. He also work on understanding the human mobility impact on epidemic outbreaks by using mobile phone data provided by ETECSA (Cuban telecommunication company).