Two teams of graduating seniors recently created COVID-19 related dashboards in UCLA Statistics’ capstone course
Two teams of graduating seniors recently completed their Statistics capstone course. They did an outstanding job. They worked under the supervision of Professor Mahtash Esfandiari and Professor Vivian Lew. Samuel Baugh was their teaching assistant.
The first group produced a real-time updating dashboard app that tracks the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Using publicly available data from “Google Community Mobility Reports” and “The COVID Tracking Project”, the dashboard shows the behavior of citizen mobility and COVID-19 test and patient outcomes in different states for different time intervals. Please see their website and dashboard in action.
The students in this first team are Brielle Josephine Balswick, Adrika Chakraborty, Valerie Jiaying Chen, Shirley Mach, Josh (Jungsoo) Park, Julia Sho Sung, Cydney Joy Vicentina, Anika Vij and Jericho Neo Ranches Villareal.
The second group created a simulation dashboard app, using a SIRU epidemiological model for each state in the U.S. While accounting for potential unreported cases, this dashboard presents the spread of COVID-19 and its susceptibility to the implementation of government interference. They produced a video that explains the details.
The students in the second team are Keith Atienza, Isabela Devia, Valeria Monserrat Lopez Robles, Rachel Theresa Rusch, Michael Anthony Stranieri, Lucas (Yoo Jeong) Han, Jianzhen Wang, Yixin Xu and Fanru Zhao.