In this chapter, we introduced the basic concepts of epidemiology and two basic epidemic models (SIR and SIRS). Then, we learned how to model and solve an ordinary differential equations system for epidemic models. Finally, we developed a basic simulator implementing a cellular automaton of the SIRS model. We tried different parameters and got interesting results. Of course, these examples are only for educational purpose and if we need to model a real disease, we will need an epidemiologist to provide the accurate and real parameters.
In the next chapter, we will learn how to visualize and work with graphs from social networking sites.