Professor Anil Vullikanti and Alan Batson Career Enhancement Assistant Professor Haifeng Xu, both with appointments in the UVA Engineering Department of Computer Science, have been awarded an Inequity in Infections Diseases program grant by the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute. Vullikanti is also a researcher with UVA's Biocomplexity Institute.

UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute brings UVA researchers together who are invested in combating infectious diseases worldwide.

Vullikanti and Xu are collaborating with Achla Marathe, professor of public health sciences and network systems science and advanced computing and Deborah Hellman, D. Lurton Massee Professor of Law. The grant supports research on the inequities in health and economic outcomes that have been widely observed during COVID-19 pandemic. The collaborators seek to understand, characterize and intervene these inequities through game-theoretic agent modeling.

Learn more about the project: Impact of Strategic Behavior on Inequities in Health Outcomes during COVID-19.

Professor Anil Vullikanti and assistant professor Haifeng Xu

Computer science professor Anil Vullikanti and computer science assistant professor Haifeng Xu