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Data Analytics Powers the Fight against Coronavirus

April 01, 2020 / NA

Data analytics is helping analyze volumes of data selected from multiple sources, which includes the data collected for various phases of the Coronavirus, the disease, and its spread. Big data analytics is facilitating the detection of the virus through computerized scans and contact tracing. This is proving to be helpful in containing the transmission of the virus.Techniques such as structural, mathematical and statistical techniques as well as path and graph analysis are helping identify super spreaders. Further analysis of data from personal electronic devices (PEDs) such as smart-phones,smart-watches and so forth, helps identify a person’s location, browsing patterns, social media interactions, and sentiments.All of this data can provide insights for an accurate prediction of people who are more prone to exposure. Based on their location history and their close circle of acquaintance, they can be monitored more effectively.