With the collaborations from the faculty, staff, and students at San Diego State University and our partners in San Diego, we are glad to announce the establishment of this Research HUB for COVID-19. The purpose of the COVID-19 Research Hub is to provide Analytics Dashboard and Maps to help both decision makers and the public to monitor the COVID-19 disease outbreaks in San Diego and to get a better understanding about the different aspects of COVID-19 disease spread patterns related to vulnerable population, population profiles, and health services in San Diego. So that the decision makers can identify potential problems in specific regions and re-arrange health service resources as early as possible. Our group applied both data science tools (visual analytics) and data visualization methods (maps) to enable this dashboard and maps to accomplish these functions and visualization.
As a cartographer and a data scientist, I want to emphasize that data visualization is a very powerful tool to help us make right decision at the right time. These web apps can help San Diegans to get a clear picture about the challenges and problems we are facing now in our local communities. It will also reduce the spread of wrong information and fake news in San Diego regions.
Many SDSU faculty, students, and international collaborators are contributing to this COVID-19 research hub. SDSU Faculty: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (HDMA Center, Geography), Dr. Gabriela Fernandez (HDMA Center, Geography), Dr. Atsushi Nara (HDMA Center, Geography), Dr. Su Yeon Han (HDMA Center), Dr. Lourdes Martinez (HDMA Center, Communication), Dr. Brian Spitzberg (HDMA Center, Communication), Dr. Mark Gawron (HDMA Center, Linguistics), Dr. Joseph Gibbons (HDMA Center, Sociology), Dr. Eyal Oren (HDMA Center, Public Health). Dr. Eun Jeong Ko (Social Work), Dr. Yang Xu (Computer Science), Dr. Barbara Bailey (Math and Statistics), Dr. Naveen Vaidya (Math and Statistics), Dr. Bo Liu (HDMA Center). SDSU Volunteered Students: Karen Robinett (Geography), Jessica Embury (Geography), Jaehee Park (Geography), Chanwoo Jin (Geography), Wayne Kepner (Public Health MPH), Rachelle De Ocampo (Public Health MPH), Christian Mejia (Geography), Dhaha Nur (Big Data Analytics), Harrison Yang (Big Data Analytics), Karenina Zaballa (Big Data Analytics), Elisabeth Jones (Big Data Analytics), Kimberley Throton (Public Health MPH), Thalia Loi (Nursing), Jenna Garcia (Public Health), Stephanie Banh (ISCOR), Joshua Rey (Geography). San Diego Partners: Christopher Coyne (UCSD Emergency Medicine), Faith Quenzer (UCSD Emergency Medicine), Leslie Ray (County of San Diego, HHSA), Isabel Corcos (County of San Diego, HHSA), Nadine Bahlawan (UCSD), Varun Yadav (UCSD). International Volunteers: Carol Maione (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) , Jarai Carter (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Columbia University), Jack McKew (Newcastle, Australia), Norbert Bonnici (Malaga, Spain), Shraddha S. Ghodke (University of College London, UK), Filippo Bonora (University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy).