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STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #564945] Mon, 30 August 2010 07:18 Go to next message
Tero Parviainen is currently offline Tero Parviainen
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I participated in a http://nodeknockout.com/ this weekend, and chose to create a visualization for a hypothetical zombie pandemic: http://teropa.no.de Luckily I discovered STEM and was able to create a convincing model of the "disease" with it.

Now, clearly this is a silly use of the software, but it did spark an interest, especially for the possibilities in integrating STEM with the web. I read that there have been some efforts in this area. Any news on what is the current situation with any web integration projects? I would be happy to chip in.
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #564971 is a reply to message #564945] Mon, 30 August 2010 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stefan Edlund is currently offline Stefan Edlund
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Hi Tero,

this is WAY cool! Do you mind if we share a link on the STEM web site to your "zombie pandemic outbreak" simulation? We always like to show new ways the community is using STEM :).

Matt Davis has written a web interface to STEM, he'd be able to give you more details on the current status of that.

Also, you're invited to join our weekly calls at 10 am pacific time wednesdays. Send an email to mailto:judyvdouglas@verizon.net and she'll give you the conference call number.

Regards,
/ Stefan
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565003 is a reply to message #564971] Tue, 31 August 2010 04:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tero Parviainen is currently offline Tero Parviainen
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Glad you like it! I don't mind you sharing the link at all, it would be very cool.

I'll try to contact Matt about the web UI, and hope to be able to join the conference call next week. Thanks for the info!
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565027 is a reply to message #564945] Wed, 01 September 2010 02:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tero Parviainen is currently offline Tero Parviainen
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Andrew Hill, a product manager at LinkedIn, had this to say about STEM when he http://nodeknockout.com/teams/teropa#your_vote:

Quote:
> Reading about STEM gave me ideas. A more-functional interface, combined with public datasets--or even better, users entering their own data points in realtime--could be really useful for researchers or in real-world disaster scenarios. Lots of potential.
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565070 is a reply to message #565027] Wed, 01 September 2010 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
James Kaufman is currently offline James Kaufman
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Very nice!! I wonder if one could use STEM's predicates/triggers/modifiers to show some policy options? What public health policy would be good for Zombies :)
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565089 is a reply to message #564945] Wed, 01 September 2010 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
James Kaufman is currently offline James Kaufman
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http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/~rsmith/Zombies.pdf

from: In: Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress ISBN 978-1-60741-347-9 Editors: J.M. Tchuenche and C. Chiyaka, pp. 133-15⃝c0 2009 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF AN OUTBREAK OF ZOMBIE INFECTION
Philip Munz1∗, Ioan Hudea1†, Joe Imad2‡, Robert J. Smith?3§ 1School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada 2Department of Mathematics, The University of Ottawa, 585 King Edward Ave, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada 2Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Ottawa, 585 King Edward Ave, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565141 is a reply to message #565070] Wed, 01 September 2010 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Werner Keil is currently offline Werner Keil
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To be fair somebody should do this for the spread of Vampires in the Eclipse
(!) Movie...

That would even interest the public health policy of Canada, assuming that
little village Forks exists and is only a few miles from Vancouver and
Victoria (Vancouver Island)

"James Kaufman" <kaufman@almaden.ibm.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Very nice!! I wonder if one could use STEM's predicates/triggers/modifiers
> to show some policy options? What public health policy would be good for
> Zombies :)
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #565165 is a reply to message #565089] Fri, 03 September 2010 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tero Parviainen is currently offline Tero Parviainen
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Quote:
> http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/~rsmith/Zombies.pdf
>
> from: In: Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress ISBN 978-1-60741-347-9 Editors: J.M. Tchuenche and C. Chiyaka, pp. 133-15⃝c0 2009 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


Oh, that's beautiful!
Implementing some of these models actually seems like a fun way for me to get more acquainted with STEM.
Re: STEM used to model a zombie outbreak [message #881051 is a reply to message #564945] Sun, 03 June 2012 15:17 Go to previous message
Werner Keil is currently offline Werner Keil
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Maybe some day this STEM Model by Tero could even become quite handy;-D
http://mashable.com/2012/06/03/zombie-apocalypse-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29
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