The Science Behind Aarogya Setu: Key Learnings from the World’s Largest Contact Tracing App

February 2021

SPT - 2021 Feb Video

The presentation will focus on the science behind the contact tracing algorithm, some of the major product decisions made by the app development team and the rationale, as well as key learnings from the exercise.


Co-hosted with The Big Data Institute at
The University of Oxford

Meet the Speaker

Aalekh Sharan - Photo

Aalekh Sharan

Aalekh Sharan was the contact tracing and data science lead for Aarogya Setu (the world’s largest contact tracing app) and led the team responsible for designing, testing, and deploying the contact tracing and risk propagation algorithm for it.... Read more


Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs

Joanna Masel, PhD

Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at The University of Arizona

Luca Ferretti, PhD

Senior Researcher in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen DynamicsBig Data Institute, The University of Oxford

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