Distributed Link Removal Strategy for Networked Meta-Population Epidemics and Its Application to the Control of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  title={Distributed Link Removal Strategy for Networked Meta-Population Epidemics and Its Application to the Control of the COVID-19 Pandemic},
  author={Fangzhou Liu and Yuhong Chen and Tong Liu and Zibo Zhou and Dong Xue and Martin Buss},
  journal={2021 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
This paper studies the distributed link removal problem for controlling epidemic spreading in a networked meta-population system. A deterministic networked susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model is considered to describe the epidemic evolving process. To curb the spread of epidemics, we reformulate the original topology design problem into a minimization program of the Perron-Frobenius eigenvalue of the matrix involving the network topology and transition rates. A modified distributed link… 

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