We are a globally spread group of experts and researchers in the areas of public health, quantum statistical modeling, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis. Our current goal is to enhance our powerful predictive models and simulation for the spread of COVID-19 in the Nepali population given different scenarios and administrative decisions, including the best and worst cases.
We are pleased to announce that we have received an award from the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, an effort lead by USA's White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Energy and IBM to bring together computing resources from different tech industry leaders so that it will accelerate the global fight against COVID-19. As a part of this platform, we will be providing regular updates on our progress and coordinating with the resource providers working with our group on this research project.
Models and simulations based on our current approaches have many proven benefits including helping governments and relevant authorities make informed decisions. With large amounts of relevant real world data and latest advancements in information technologies, we can discover previously unseen patterns and conclusions that cannot be attained through classical statistics and methods. We have a rare but highly prescient and state-of-the-art tools and research group to help potentially save many lives and livelihoods.
NAAMII is the central body coordinating this entire effort. It has been instrumental in bringing together its network of experts in Nepal, Switzerland, US and UK. It has thus effectively created the platform Nepal has lacked for a national and global scale collaboration for this crisis.
DATA & PRIVACY
We have been able to collect data from various sources for our models and algorithms thanks to our supporters ranging from individuals to businesses to government officials.
Our group takes privacy concerns and data anonymization very seriously. It has protocols and technologies in place for assuring the data providers and Nepali citizens about a transparent and careful handling of their data.
We would like to call upon you and all organizations, businesses, and individuals who are in a position to collaborate with us or provide us reliable data regarding Nepal’s health infrastructure, road traffic flow and human mobility.
It is of critical importance that we as a nation track human movements and hospital infrastructure to be fully informed and prepared for what's coming ahead.