AI Synergies


Nassim Versbraegen

PhD Student

Towards a phylogenetic measure to quantify HIV incidence

In order to aid assessment of HIV epidemics, we describe the development of a tree statistic, rooted in coalescent theory, which we use to relate epidemiological parameters to a phylogenetic tree. We show that the presented tree statistic enables differentiation of epidemiological parameters, while only relying on phylogenetic trees, thus enabling the construction of new methods to ascertain the epidemiological state of an HIV epidemic.


Nassim Versbraegen has studied Computer Science (M.Sc.) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is currently enrolled in a PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where his research is centered around the genetic origins of rare diseases.


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