2020 May Inside OR

This month: As you can imagine, the predominant issues this month are, yet again, concerned with Covid-19. We take a quick look at some of the models being used to simulate the spread, some of the tools being used to help care for those suffering and how we, as operational researchers might be able to help.  We look at communicating well, OR in Lockdown, Modelling: triage patients who need intensive care and how AI is connecting all the dots.

Communicating Well

We are living in unprecedented times. I am writing this leader at the end of March and over the past few weeks, the situation has been changing from day to day about what is allowed and what is appropriate behaviour in attempting to combat the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). By the time this edition of Inside OR is published, there may be further significant developments that affect the ways we are able to live and work.

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Modelling: triaging patients who need intensive care

A new computer model has been developed which analyses when to admit people to intensive care units (ICUs) and when to move them out. The model could help doctors handle the coronavirus surge in hospitals.

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Improving the vision and self-awareness of self-driving vehicles

The first truly autonomous cars appeared in the 1980s, with Carnegie Mellon University’s Navlab and ALV projects in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University Munich’s Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987. Then, as now, autonomous vehicles relied heavily on machine vision and self-teaching neural networks.

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