Scientists and engineers worldwide are rising to battle the COVID-19 crisis. Here are some examples of their work, including epidemiological analysis, diagnostics, and ventilator models.

COVID-19 Research and Development with MATLAB and Simulink


Leonardo López and Xavier Rodó, Nature, June 2020

Jonathan L. Schmid-Burgk et al, bioRxiv, June 8 2020
paper preprint and

Kevin Moerman, Twitter, April 2020
post and

COVID 19 Simulator

Nir Gavish, MATLAB File Exchange, June 30 2020

Ferhat Ucara and Deniz Korkmaz, Medical Hypotheses

Wanbin Song, Deep Learning, June 11 2020
Blog post and MATLAB code

Babak and Balaban, Infectious Microbes & Diseases, June 5 2020

COVID-19 SimBiology SEIR Model Examples

腿再开一点深一点更好Fulden Buyukozturk, MATLAB File Exchange, May 29 2020

Shriya Srinivasan et al, bioRxiv, March 29 2020
paper preprint

Joshua S. Weitz et al, Nature, May 7 2020
paper and


Milan Batista, MATLAB File Exchange, March 2020
MATLAB function

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé et al, National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2020
working paper

Steffen E. Eikenberry et al, medRxiv, April 6 2020
paper preprint

Wenzhao Chen et al, ScienceDirect - Building and Environment, June 2020

Barath Narayanan, University of Dayton Research Institute
Deep Learning blog, March 18, 2020
blog post with MATLAB code

Social Distancing Monitoring System

Wanbin Song, MATLAB File Exchange, June 10 2020

Lakshmi Narasimhan Theagarajan, arXiv, April 15 2020
paper preprint and

Paulo R. Zingano, arXiv, June 23 2020
paper preprint

Yu Feng et al, Journal of Aerosol Science, September 2020

Matthew Evans, medRxiv, June 5 2020
paper preprint


Sen Pei et al, medRxiv, May 20 2020
paper preprint, ,

Simsek and Kantarci, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, May 14 2020
paper and Cleve's MATLAB simulator link

Todd J Levy et al, medRxiv, June 2 2020
paper preprint and

Társilo Girona, Frontiers in Physics, May 8 2020

Guang Li et al, bioRxiv, April 20, 2020
paper preprint

Janine Hensel et al, medRxiv, April 11 2020
paper preprint


Milan Batista, MATLAB File Exchange, July 13 2020

Peter Gemmar, medRxiv, June 22 2020
paper preprint


Scott Payne, MATLAB File Exchange, June 24 2020

Michael P. McRae et al, Lab on a Chip, June 3 2020

Benjamin U. Hoffman, medRxiv, May 14 2020
paper preprint and

Xiaoyang Ji et al, bioRxiv, March 2 2020
paper preprint

Jacob Kames et al, bioRxiv, March 31 2020
paper preprint

Eunok Yung’s Lab, Konkuk University, May 2020
MATLAB web apps

Behind the Headlines, April 23, 2020
blog post

Kathy Leung et al, The Lancet, April 8, 2020

Alex De Visscher, Concordia University, arXiv, March 19, 2020
paper preprint with model code

Cleve Moler, Cleve's Corner, March 29, 2020
blog post and MATLAB code and app

Ventilator Research and Development Resources

These MATLAB and Simulink examples and research papers may be useful for industry leaders and researchers who are working on a rapid design for ventilators. Some of these are foundational references.


Imperial College London

Joshua M. Pearce, F1000Research, March 30 2020
paper and

Ignacio Ozcariz, El Radar de la Georealidad, 6 April 2020

Jose A. Solis-Lemus et al, medRxiv, April 7, 2020
paper preprint

Anup Das, University of Exeter, 2012
Ph.D. thesis

Fikret YALÇINKAY, 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), 2015

Andrew Plummer et al, medRxiv, April 17 2020
paper preprint and

Steve Miller, GitHub, April 2020
GitHub repo with Simulink and Simscape models

Ravali K, GitHub, April 2020
GitHub repo with Simulink and Simscape models

Jakub R'afl, Czech Technical University in Prague, 2008
Masters thesis

Subha Hency Jose P. et al, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), November 2019

Medical Ventilator with Lung Model (Simscape Example)

Positive-pressure medical ventilator system that models the lung using Translational Mechanical Converter (MA), which converts moist air pressure into translational motion. 
Simscape model

Noman Q. Al-Naggar, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE), 2015