Jan. 27, 2021

Yaneer Bar-Yam

Yaneer Bar-Yam

Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam is the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT. Since the late 1980s he has contributed to founding the field of complex systems science, introducing fundamental mathematical rigor and real world application, ranging from the global financial crisis to stopping the 2014 Ebola outbreak.He has advised the CDC, the Chairman’s Action Group at the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the National Counter Terrorism Council, and other government organizations, NGOs, and corporations. 

He is the author of  Dynamics of Complex Systems , Making Things Work, and over 200 research papers in professional journals, including Science, Nature, and PNAS.  His work has been described in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other national media outlets.

For the past 15 years, Yaneer has been working in the world of pandemics. In 2014, his scientific contributions helped end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

I have been working with Yaneer for the past month on a project we’re calling CovidZero. Our goal is to tell the world that CovidZero is possible and to show the world how.

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Lastly, if you want to get involved with out CovidZero project, visit covidzero.us. We’d love for you to join us! Together, we can eliminate Covid and move toward a new and better normal.

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