Politecnico di Milano
Data science perspectives on pandemic management
Politecnico di Milano

Data science perspectives on pandemic management

Taught in English


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Marco Brambilla

Instructor: Marco Brambilla

Beginner level

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9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 7 modules in this course

This module introduces the course. It describes the structure of the course and proposes a first overview on the role of policies and technologies in the context of pandemic management.

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3 videos1 quiz

This module presents the concepts of crowdsourcing and gamification. It features some methods and examples and describes the advantages of the various approaches.

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2 videos1 quiz

This module discusses a specific gamification approach called COCTEAU, which aims at involving participants in a game for creating subjective perceptions of the pandemic and visions for the future.

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3 videos1 quiz

In this Module, we will focus on crowdsourcing and crowdsensing of the built environment. More specifically, you will become familiar with OpenStreetMap — a prominent source of crowdsourced map data that is nowadays used by professionals, governments, and communities worldwide and forms the basis of an endless list of applications and services around different aspects of our living environments. You will also become acquainted with rudimentary procedures for querying and making sense of data derived from OpenStreetMap, using visualization techniques. The Module consists of three Lessons. This Module is organized by the Urban Analytics group of Delft University of Technology.

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz

This module discusses the different methods and data sources that can be exploited for the traceability of human movements and social contacts. This has been an important contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of the pandemic.

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3 videos

This module presents the problem of disinformation and fake news that are shared online and discusses the impact that this phenomenon can have on the life and decision of citizens, with particular emphasis on the reactions to the pandemic and to the different sensibilization campaigns.

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1 video1 quiz

This module studies the financial aspects related to COVID. It shows how it can generate financial impacts on the population and how one can design specific sustainability models in response to the issue.

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7 videos7 readings6 quizzes


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