Optimal Mitigation of SIR Epidemics Under Model Uncertainty

  title={Optimal Mitigation of SIR Epidemics Under Model Uncertainty},
  author={Baike She and Shreyas Sundaram and Philip E. Par'e},
  journal={2022 IEEE 61st Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)},
We study the impact of model parameter uncertainty on optimally mitigating the spread of epidemics. We capture the epidemic spreading process using a susceptible-infected-removed (SIR) epidemic model and consider testing for isolation as the control strategy. We use a testing strategy to remove a portion of the infected population. Our goal is to maintain the infected population below a certain level, while minimizing the total number of tests. Distinct from existing works on leveraging control… 

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