Scientists and engineers worldwide are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some examples of their work, including epidemiological analysis, diagnostics, and ventilator models.

COVID-19 Research and Development with MATLAB and Simulink


In-host Mathematical Modelling of COVID-19 in Humans

Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas and Jorge X. Velasco-Hernandez, Annual Reviews in Control, September 30 2020

The math behind epidemics

Alison Hill, Physics Today, November 1 2020
paper, MATLAB code

Design of 3D-printable nasopharyngeal swabs in Matlab for COVID-19 testing

Yilun Sun et al, Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, September 9 2020

Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in three children of parents with symptomatic COVID-19

Shidan Tosif et al, Nature Communications, November 11 2020

A systematic approach for COVID-19 predictions and parameter estimation

Vishal Srivastava et al, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, November 6 2020

Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19

Scott Murray, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, October 28, 2020
article, paper with MATLAB code

A network model of Italy shows that intermittent regional strategies can alleviate the COVID-19 epidemic

Fabio Della Rossa et al, Nature Communications, October 9 2020

Epidemic Characteristics of COVID-19 in Africa

Lijun Wang et al, Social Physics, September 29 2020

A data driven analysis and forecast of an SEIARD epidemic model for COVID-19 in Mexico

Ugo Avila-Ponce de Leo'n et al, Big Data and Information Analytics, September 23 2020

Analysis of the fractional corona virus pandemic via deterministic modeling

Nguyen Huy Tuan et al, Mathematical Models in the Applied Sciences, September 6 2020

Haar wavelet collocation approach for the solution of fractional order COVID-19 model using Caputo derivative

Kamal Shah et al, Alexandria Engineering Journal, September 14 2020

COVID-19 Spread Predictor

Ahmed Abel-Gawad, MATLAB File Exchange, July 18th

How to determine when COVID-19 pool testing will be most effective

Behind the Headlines,, August 6 2020
blog post

Mathematical analysis on the dynamics of COVID-19 in India using SIR Epidemic Model

Zargar and Khanday, Mapana Journal of Sciences, August 6 2020

COVID-19 SimBiology SEIR Model Examples

Fulden Buyukozturk, MATLAB File Exchange, May 29 2020

Modelling the role of optimal social distancing on disease prevalence of COVID-19 epidemic

Sangeeta Saha & G.P. Samanta, International Journal of Dynamics and Control, November 9 2020

A deep transfer learning model with classical data augmentation and CGAN to detect COVID-19 from chest CT radiography digital images

Mohamed Loey et al, Special Issue: Bio-Inspired Computing for Deep Learning Applications, October 26 2020

Modeling lung perfusion abnormalities to explain early COVID-19 hypoxemia

Jacob Herrmann et al, Nature Communications, September 28 2020

Analysis of second outbreak of COVID-19 after relaxation of control measures in India

Xinchen Yu et al, Nonlinear Dynamics, October 10 2020

On modeling of coronavirus-19 disease under Mittag-Leffler power law

Samia Bushnaq et al, Advances in Difference Equations, September 11 2020

Value of PET/CT and MATLAB in Detection of COVID-19 in an Oncology Patient - Case Report

Michael Masoomi et al, American Journal of Internal Medicine, August 25 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: Predictions using the SIR Model

Musalula Sinkala, medRxiv, June 1 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB code

Animation of COVID-19 Weekly Cases in England

Duncan Barclay, MATLAB File Exchange, July 2020

Avoiding COVID-19: Aerosol Guidelines

Matthew Evans, medRxiv, June 5 2020
paper preprint

A dynamical framework for modeling fear of infection and frustration with social distancing in COVID-19 spread

Matthew D. Johnston and Bruce Pell, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, August 18 2020

Topological epidemic model: Theoretical insight into underlying networks

Yoshito Hirata, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, October 27 2020
paper, MATLAB code

Effects of information-induced behavioural changes during the COVID-19 lockdowns: the case of Italy

Bruno Buonomo and Rosella Della Marca, Royal Society Open Science, September 18 2020

The effectiveness of social bubbles as part of a Covid-19 lockdown exit strategy, a modelling study

Trystan Leng et al, Wellcome Open Research, September 10 2020
pre-review paper

A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic model

Sarbaz Khoshnaw et al, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, September 2020

A COVID-19 Epidemiological Model for Community and Policy Maker Use

Alex De Visscher, Concordia University, arXiv, March 19, 2020
paper preprint with model code

Second Version of a COVID-19 Simulator

Cleve Moler, Cleve's Corner, March 29, 2020
blog post and MATLAB code and app

Ventilator Research and Development Resources

These MATLAB and Simulink examples and research papers were used to help with the ventilator shortage. Some are foundational references.

Pressure - Volume Controlled Mechanical Ventilator: Modeling and Simulation

Fikret YALÇINKAY, 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), 2015

Ventilator Example with Closed-Loop Control on Low Cost Hardware

Steve Miller, GitHub, April 2020
GitHub repo with Simulink and Simscape models

Neonatal Ventilator Modeling using Simulink

Ravali K, GitHub, April 2020
GitHub repo with Simulink and Simscape models

Artificial Ventilation Simulator

Jakub R'afl, Czech Technical University in Prague, 2008
Masters thesis

A Novel Methodology for the Design of a Portable Ventilator

Subha Hency Jose P. et al, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), November 2019

Medical Ventilator with Lung Model (Simscape Example)

Positive-pressure medical ventilator system that models the lung using Translational Mechanical Converter (MA), which converts moist air pressure into translational motion. 
Simscape model

Modelling and Simulation of Pressure Controlled Mechanical Ventilation System

Noman Q. Al-Naggar, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE), 2015