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 an internship as a master student. Starting November 2019, she carried out her PhD research in Public Health under the supervision of Vittoria Colizza. She obtained her PhD in December 2022, and is now working at EPIcx lab as a postdoctoral researcher.
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 on contact networks. Starting January 2020, Laura has been working on data-driven modeling the COVID-19 spread in France to inform pandemic response. Using a compartmental age-structured epidemic model and empirical contact data, she provided real-time analysis to assess the ongoing epidemic situation and to quantify the expected impact of interventions.