Emerging threats posed by infectious diseases and bioterrorism could have dramatic implications on diverse
cohorts of the Australian population, labour supply and productivity, and the broad economy. The project aims to
considerably improve the accuracy and scope of modern computational epidemiological models by integrating
large-scale Census datasets and explicitly simulating the entire population down to the level of single individuals,
coupled with complex network-based and information flow analysis. The intended outcomes include a more
precise and efficient forecasting of critical epidemic dynamics, and increased effectiveness of prevention,
mitigation and management of socio-economic, socio-ecological and national security crises.