A collaborative, multidisciplinary, environment of infectious disease modeling experts;
Groups of modelers and/or practitioners focused on specific areas of interest that span across individual modeling projects;
Shared resources among network members, including datasets, models, software, and workflows;
Other opportunities including the coordination of collaborations between scientists and public health agencies, to translate model results into public health impact, and to bring relevant public health questions to modelers;
Current MIDAS steering committee members are listed below.
Micaela Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Lara Magravite, President, SAGE Bionetworks
Yue Song, Doctoral Student, Department of Biostatistics, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
MIDAS creates educational, training, mentoring and career development opportunities in computational, statistical and mathematical modeling. The MIDAS network is dedicated to train a broad community of scientists and practitioners including those from underrepresented groups and low-resource settings. Many MIDAS members are involved in training activities, listed on the MIDAS Training page.
MIDAS members have access to High-performance computing (HPC) services provided by the MIDAS Coordination Center. The MCC has partnered with NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative and Google Cloud Platform to provide discounted computing services to MIDAS. Centralized cloud-based HPC services enable a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go solution to MIDAS computing needs, with efficient centralization of the administrative functions. The MCC will provide a tailored HPC solution for each MIDAS member after assessing their HPC needs. When MIDAS HPC needs exceed the MCC budget, the MCC will work with members, funding agencies, and HPC providers to find acceptable solutions. To request HPC services, please submit a brief proposal here.