Beijing held a meeting to commend role models in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic on the morning of September 29. At the meeting, Dr. Wang Jingyuan, Associate Professor of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, received the honorary titles of Beijing Model Individual in the COVID-19 Fight and Beijing Excellent CPC Member.
Altogether there were 1,001 individuals, 308 groups, 120 CPC members and 100 primary-level Party organizations commended at the meeting for their efforts to fight the epidemic.
Dr. Wang at the meeting
Since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, the research team led by Dr. Wang has been working on the epidemic analysis and forecast studies based on big data. They have finished over 300 reports on this topic, in which continuous and precise epidemic forecasts were provided for 31 province-level administrative regions and 91 key cities in China as well as over 40 countries around the world. They have also conducted simulation studies of epidemic prevention and control policies regarding work and production resumption, lift of Wuhan lockdown, arrangements for the Qingming holiday, measures to deal with imported cases, etc. The decision support system developed by the team was included as part of the Internet Plus regulation platform run by the E-Government Office of the State Council.
In cooperation with the Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control, Dr. Wang also applied big data to measure and calculate the key epidemiological parameters of the COVID-19 epidemic at the Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing. His precise epidemic forecasts were important reference materials for the decision-making related to the Xinfadi epidemic prevention and control.
Dr. Wang is an expert consultant for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control, etc. He has been a member of the international program of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health England (PHE) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), contributing to the international cooperation on the fight against COVID-19.
The significant contributions made by Dr. Wang and his team have been reported by CCTV, China Education Daily and Science and Education Daily.
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu