11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Kaneff Tower 626, York University and Zoom

RISC Junior Scholar Colloquium – Using Tweets to identify medical resource shortages and informing healthcare supply-chain decisions

By Taylor Cargill, Kevin Y. H. Hui, Mahakprt K., and Minh Vu, students at York University in collaboration with Africa-Canada AI and Data Innovation Consortium

We discuss a novel approach for identifying regions of PPE shortage and high hospital bed demand, by analyzing Twitter sentiment data as an effective tool to allow for early detection of medical resource demand surges.