Scientists and engineers worldwide are rising to battle the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some examples of their work, including epidemiological analysis, diagnostics, and ventilator models.

COVID-19 Research and Development with MATLAB and Simulink


The end of social confinement and COVID-19 re-emergence risk

Leonardo López and Xavier Rodó, Nature, June 2020
paper and MATLAB code and data

LAMP-Seq: Population-Scale COVID-19 Diagnostics Using Combinatorial Barcoding

Jonathan L. Schmid-Burgk et al, bioRxiv, June 8 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB code

Group Testing for COVID-19: How to Stop Worrying and Test More

Lakshmi Narasimhan Theagarajan, arXiv, April 15 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB code

COVID 19 Simulator

Nir Gavish, MATLAB File Exchange, June 30 2020

Applications in Response to COVID-19: Mask Detection

Wanbin Song, Deep Learning, June 11 2020
Blog post and MATLAB code

Impact of population mask wearing on Covid-19 post lockdown

Babak and Balaban, Infectious Microbes & Diseases, June 5 2020

COVID-19 SimBiology SEIR Model Examples

Fulden Buyukozturk, MATLAB File Exchange, May 29 2020

Modeling shield immunity to reduce COVID-19 epidemic spread

Joshua S. Weitz et al, Nature, May 7 2020
paper and MATLAB code


Milan Batista, MATLAB File Exchange, March 2020
MATLAB function

Covid-19: Testing Inequality in New York City

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé et al, National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2020
working paper

Short-range airborne route dominates exposure of respiratory infection during close contact

Wenzhao Chen et al, ScienceDirect - Building and Environment, June 2020

Deep Learning for Medical Imaging: COVID-19 Detection

Barath Narayanan, University of Dayton Research Institute
Deep Learning blog, March 18, 2020
blog post with MATLAB code

A matlab code to compute reproduction numbers with applications to the Covid-19 outbreak

Paaulo R. Zingano et al, arXiv June 23 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB code

Avoiding COVID-19: Aerosol Guidelines

Matthew Evans, medRxiv, June 5 2020
paper preprint


Artificial Intelligence-Empowered Mobilization of Assessments in COVID-19-like Pandemics: A Case Study for Early Flattening of the Curve

Simsek and Kantarci, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, May 14 2020
paper and Cleve's MATLAB simulator link

Antihypertensive drugs in COVID-19 infection

Pinto-Siestsma et al, European Heart Journal, June 5 2020


Scott Payne, MATLAB File Exchange, June 24 2020

Chaos game representation dataset of SARS-CoV-2 genome

Raquel del M. Barbosa and Marcelo A.C. Fernandes, ScienceDirect, June 2020

Sequence analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genome reveals features important for vaccine design

Jacob Kames et al, bioRxiv, March 31 2020
paper preprint

2 COVID-19 Simulations

Eunok Yung’s Lab, Konkuk University, May 2020
MATLAB web apps

Battling COVID-19 with disinfecting robots

Behind the Headlines, April 23, 2020
blog post

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 may be useful for industry leaders and researchers who are working on a rapid design for ventilators. Some of these 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