Professor Vespignani Research Fund
Northeastern’s Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute (NetSI) and Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Sociotechnical Systems (MOBS Lab), is leading the response to the COVID-19 outbreak across a consortium of 60 academic centers. He has rapidly mobilized an interdisciplinary team to combat COVID-19 by tracking and tracing its spread. They are working around the clock to forecast the virus’s spread in real time. Vespignani urgently requires financial resources that will bolster personnel, meet computational expenses, and purchase datasets.