The COVID-19 pandemic was exacerbated especially in the early stages by a lack of real-time and predictive data collected on the extent, location and spread of the disease. One Durham-based startup saw this information gap as a call to action.

Through a grant received from the National Science Foundation last year, Durham-based research and development startup Geometric Data Analytics (GDA) is developing a platform to model disease spread and provide real-time identification of infectious disease outbreaks, focusing initially on COVID-19.

GDA—which is currently participating in the eighth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP)— was founded in 2012 by John Harer, Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke.

Read more about RAP startup Geometric Data Analytics on GrepBeat.