Coding against contagion: fighting epidemics with computers Steven Riley, Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics, School of Public Health The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second biggest in history - and it shows no sign of being contained soon. Hear how can we fight this with coding. Coming so soon after the 2014 Ebola outbreak and a year after the centenary of the influenza pandemic of 1918, understanding how infectious diseases spread and developing strategies to contain them is crucial. Links [Prof Riley at Imperial] [WHO: infectious diseases] [What happened next? Ebola] [Event poster for Coding against contagion] [The current Ebola outbreak] [Slides and Audio of event] .