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CS Alumni Derek Smith Published in Science Again

October 19, 2005

CS Dept. alumnus Derek Smith recently had his article "Predictability and Preparedness in Influenza Control" published in prestigious Science magazine. In the timely paper, Derek argues that mathematical models "...can derive estimates for the levels of drug stockpiles needed to buy time, how and when to modify vaccines, whom to target with vaccines and drugs, and when to enforce quarantine measures." This marks Derek's second Science appearance: his paper "Mapping the Antigenic and Genetic Evolution of Influenza Virus", a continuation of the work in his UNM PhD thesis, graced its pages previously. Congratulations to Derek!