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. You can see Professor Riley's slides with an audio recording of his talk here, and there are many more videos of our past talks available when you subscribe to our YouTube channel. Links [Prof Riley at Imperial] [WHO: infectious diseases] [What happened next? Ebola] [Event poster for Coding against contagion] [The current Ebola outbreak] .