Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Director, USC Viterbi Center for 

Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things

Bhaskar Krishnamachari received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 2002. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. His research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms and protocols for the Internet of Things, Wireless Networks, and Distributed Systems.

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We have developed a rigorous hybrid model-and-data-driven Bayesian approach to risk scoring based on a time-varying SIR epidemic model that yields a simplified color-coded risk level for each community. The risk score corresponds to the probability of someone currently healthy getting infected with COVID-19 in the near future. Code and data from our effort have been open-sourced online at

We have applied our approach to assess the risk of infection in various communities in the County of LA