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Lydia Bourouiba

Lydia Bourouiba

Lydia Bourouiba is a physical applied mathematician concentrating on geophysical problems of hydrodynamic turbulence and on the mathematical modeling of population dynamics and disease transmission. She joined the applied mathematics group January 2010 as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer. She previously worked at the Centre for Disease Modelling in Toronto, Canada on the modeling of influenza. Dr. Bourouiba completed her doctorate from McGill University studying rotating homogeneous turbulence theoretically and numerically. She received various fellowships and awards, including Sigma Xi award and more recently the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor Chair at MIT. She is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science at MIT where she continues to focus on problems at the interface of fluid dynamics and disease transmission with the aim of elucidating the fundamental physical mechanisms shaping the epidemiology and disease transmission dynamics in human, animal and plant populations where drops, bubbles, multiphase and complex flows are at the core. More on her recent work can be found here: lbourouiba.mit.edu