Health and Economy Dilemma: A Multi-Objective Problem

We are working for more than a year on finding optimal policies for pandemic situations. This work is done based on a cooperation within our project funded by Volkswagen-Foundation:

Social-distancing and lockdown policies – so-called non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) – are potent measures to contain the spreading of a novel pathogen like the SARS-CoV-2. While NPIs reduce the stress on the health care system, businesses suffer from the restrictions, and little is known about how to balance NPIs to contain the pandemic while preserving the economy. We model this health economy dilemma (HED) as a multi-objective optimization problem and deal with the problem to find optimal policies. 



  • Rohit Salgotra, Amiram Moshaiov, Thomas Seidelmann, Dominik Fischer and Sanaz Mostaghim 
  • Optimal Control Policies to Address the Pandemic Health-Economy Dilemma
  • Accepted at the IEEE CEC 2021


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