February 26th, 2021
February 26th, 2021
December 17th, 2020
2020 has seen no lack of depressive outlooks, finger pointing, and pessimistic expectations. We've gotten so used to the negativity that we sometimes forget to look on the positive side. From the resiliency of our frontline health care workers to the movement to fight systemic discrimination, 2020 has also seen no lack of heroes. I want to share three positive things that I have personally experienced this year.
November 18th, 2020
After a one-month hiatus, I have decided to relaunch covid19-projections.com. For this new project, I try to estimate the number of true infections in every US state and county. This is a nowcasting model (what has happened/is happening) rather than a forecasting model (what will happen).
September 28th, 2020
It's been six months since I made my first COVID-19 projections. What started as a small side project became a months long endeavor. 180 days and 180 forecasts later, the pandemic shows no signs of abating as we head towards winter. When I started covid19-projections.com, there were only a handful of existing models, and very few of them were accurate. Now, there are over 30 models on the CDC Forecasting page. A lot of great progress has been made in the modeling space over the past six months, and I hope others will get to better know these other models in the months to come. After much consideration, I have come to the difficult decision to not extend my projections beyond November 1, 2020. I plan to make the last forecast update to covid19-projections.com on Monday, October 5. This was undoubtedly a tough choice for me, and I hope to convey my thoughts in this post...
September 23rd, 2020
Welcome to my new personal website. Please visit my current project, covid19-projections.com. We present an intuitive model that builds machine learning techniques on top of a classic infectious disease model to make COVID-19 infections and deaths projections for the US, all 50 US states, and more than 70 countries. The countries our projections cover encompass 6.4 billion people and account for more than 95% of all global reported COVID-19 deaths...