New lab members: Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall

New lab members: Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall

The Drake lab welcomes data analysts Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall. Annakate is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and Spencer graduated from UGA. Both have important past experiences using data…

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Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

A second blog post from Tad Dallas’s internship at Vertica has been posted at their website. Read here to see how Tad used HP Vertica and…

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Species diversity and big data

Species diversity and big data

In summer 2015, graduate student Tad Dallas completed an internship with Vertica looking at big data problems in species distribution model. For an overview see his blog…

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TEDxUGA: What Jenga can teach us about epidemics

TEDxUGA: What Jenga can teach us about epidemics

John’s TEDxUGA talk “The Tipping Point: What Jenga Can Teach Us About Epidemics” has been posted to YouTube.  According to the Athens Banner Herald, it was…

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News coverage of REU Site and Ebola research

News coverage of REU Site and Ebola research

Grady Newsource reporter Mikhaela Singleton spoke with Laura Alexander, John Drake and others about research on Ebola and the Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU…

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Modeling the spread and control of Ebola in West Africa

Modeling the spread and control of Ebola in West Africa

A workshop on Modeling the Spread and Control of Ebola in West Africa was held at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech on…

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YouTube talk on critical transitions in infectious diseases by Suzanne O'Regan

YouTube talk on critical transitions in infectious diseases by Suzanne O’Regan

On January 28, Suzanne O’Regan gave a talk on her postdoctoral work on critical transitions in infectious diseases to the National Institute for Mathematical and…

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John and Tad interviewed about open access on public radio exchange

John and Tad interviewed about open access on public radio exchange

John and Tad were interviewed by Mariann Burright for the special public radio show Open access: Generation open. Our portion is in the segment from 14:45-24:00.

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Barbara Han interviewed on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio

Barbara Han interviewed on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio

Lab alumnus Barbara Han was interviewed by Randy Simon on the public radio program Earth Wise concerning her work on using machine learning to predict…

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Undergraduate Katie Zarada joins the lab

Undergraduate Katie Zarada joins the lab

UGA Senior Katie Zarada will join the lab in Fall 2014 to carry out theoretical research on population extinction time in deteriorating environments.

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