David O’Gara

Working at the Intersection of Systems Science and Public Health

I am a PhD Student in the Division of Computational and Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests are at the frontier of Systems Science and Public Health. My active projects are:

  • Agents-based modeling of COVID-19 transmission and designing policy interventions to identify robust suppression under uncertainty with Ross Hammond.
  • Learning dynamical system equations from agent-based models with Jr-Shin Li. The goal of this work is to apply control-theoretic frameworks to social systems to aid policy design.

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Engineering, and my Master’s in Systems Science and Mathematics at WashU in 2018. Before my PhD, I was an economic and health outcomes consultant at Analysis Group in Denver, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois.