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

Automatic Identification of SARS Coronavirus using Compression-Complexity Measures

Karthi Balasubramanian et al,bioRxiv, March 27 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB code


Rapid community-driven development of a SARS-CoV-2 tissue simulator

Yafei Wang, bioRxiv, April 2 2020
paper preprint

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

A model based study on the dynamics of COVID-19: Prediction and control

Manotosh Mandal et al, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, May 10 2020

Rare and extreme events: the case of COVID-19 pandemic

Machado & Lopez, Nonlinear Dynamics, May 16 2020

Ultra-Low-Cost Integrated Silicon-based Transducer for On-Site, Genetic Detection of Pathogens

Estefania Nunez-Bajo et al, bioRxiv, March 25 2020
paper preprint

Applying chemical reaction transition theory to predict the latent

Peng Xu, medRxiv, February 25, 2020
paper preprint

Dynamic causal modelling of COVID-19

Karl J Friston et al, arXiv, April 9 2020
paper preprint and MATLAB SPM tools

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

Second Version of a COVID-19 Simulator

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

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

An SIR model with behavior

John Cochrane, The Grumpy Economist, May 4 2020
blog with MATLAB code

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

Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia

Qun Li, M. Med et al, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), March 26, 2020

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.

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

Ventilator Example with Closed-Loop Control on Low Cost Hardware

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

Pressure - Volume Controlled Mechanical Ventilator: Modeling and Simulation

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

Modelling and Simulation of Pressure Controlled Mechanical Ventilation System

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

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