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Law of large numbers for the SIR process on a random graph Rempala, Grzegorz


Stochastic SIR-type epidemic processes on random graphs are a special class of interaction networks that have become of interest lately for modeling contact-type epidemics (Ebola, HIV, etc). I will discuss a particular case of the SIR epidemic evolving on a configuration model random graph with given degree distribution. In particular, I will describe the relevant large graph limit result which yields the law of large numbers (LLN) for the edge-based SIR process and is useful in building a "network-free" SIR Markov hybrid model for epidemic parameters inference.

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