Laura Di Domenico
laura.didomenico.14 (at) gmail.com
In October 2019, Laura obtained from the University of Trento a Master Degree in Mathematics for Life and Data Science, with a focus on modeling, statistics and analysis of biosystems. She joined the EPIcx Lab in March 2019 for a five months internship. Starting from November 2019, she is carrying out her PhD research in Public Health under the supervision of Vittoria Colizza.
Laura is interested in mathematical models for the spreading of infectious diseases. Her master project at EPIcx lab dealt with the development a novel methodology to account for heterogeneous infectious period distributions in an SIS epidemic model. Laura is now working on her PhD project on assessing the socio-behavioral response to 2014 West Africa Ebola virus epidemic. Relying on high-resolution data in space and time collected from mobile phone data, she is investigating how adaptation in human mobility impacted the observed spatial transmission of Ebola in Guinea.