Adaptive Test Allocation for Outbreak Detection and Tracking in Social Contact Networks

@article{Batlle2022AdaptiveTA,
  title={Adaptive Test Allocation for Outbreak Detection and Tracking in Social Contact Networks},
  author={Pau Batlle and Joan Bruna and Carlos Fernandez-Granda and Victor M. Preciado},
  journal={SIAM J. Control. Optim.},
  year={2022},
  volume={60},
  pages={S274-S293}
}
We present a general framework for adaptive allocation of viral tests in social contact networks. We pose and solve several complementary problems. First, we consider the design of a social sensing system whose objective is the early detection of a novel epidemic outbreak. In particular, we propose an algorithm to select a subset of individuals to be tested in order to detect the onset of an epidemic outbreak as fast as possible. We pose this problem as a hitting time probability maximization… 

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