Complex Systems

An Agent-Based Model of COVID-19 Download PDF

Christopher Wolfram
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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Many simple models of disease spread assume a homogeneous population (or population groups) with a uniform basic reproduction number ( R 0 ). The goal here is to develop and analyze an agent-based model of disease that models: (1) variability of interaction rates between agents; and (2) the structure of the in-person contact network.

Keywords: epidemiology; COVID-19; agent-based modeling; network models

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C. Wolfram, “An Agent-Based Model of COVID-19,” Complex Systems, 29(1), 2020 pp. 87–105.