Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Computer Science


Computer Science


College of Engineering


Theresa Anne Migler

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor College

College of Engineering


Beginning in 2019 and quickly spreading internationally, the Coronavirus disease Covid-19 became the first pandemic that many people have witnessed firsthand along with the severe disruption to their daily lives. A key field of research for Covid-19 that is studied by epidemiologists, biologists, and computer scientists alike is modeling the spread of Covid-19 in order to better predict future outbreaks of the pandemic and evaluate potential strategies to reduce infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.

This thesis proposes a method of modeling Covid-19 spread and interventions for local environments based on different levels of perspective. The goal for this thesis is to be able to present a model of Covid-19 in terms of surrounding areas in San Luis Obispo including the unique mobility dynamic currently held in the global pandemic. Furthermore, we use our model to explore different methods of ensuring a low infection rate such as isolation methods and mobility restrictions.