By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Carnegie Mellon University has received $1 million from Google in support of its COVIDcast, CMU’s project that tracks and forecasts localized COVID-19 activity nationwide.
Along with funding, Google is also providing a pro-bono team of 12 fellows including software engineers, program and product managers, a user experience researcher, and a UX designer to assist CMU Delphi Research Group over the next six months.
“Google’s support has been, and will continue to be, absolutely vital to our COVID-19 response,” said Ryan Tibshirani, who co-leads the Delphi group with Roni Rosenfeld. “We are indebted to Google for this support. This is the silver lining of this pandemic: You find out just how many people and organizations, such