Thursday, October 05, 201710:00 AM - 11:00 AMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Mathematics of Crime
Law enforcement agencies across the country have discovered that partnering with a team of mathematicians and social scientists from UCLA
can help them determine where crime is likely to occur. Dr. Bertozzi will talk about the fascinating story behind her participation on the UCLA team that developed a “predictive policing” computer program that zeros-in on areas that have the highest probability of crime. In addition, the use of mathematics in studying gang crimes and other criminal activities will also be discussed as well as the use of social media to understand
spatio-temporal activities in urban environments.
Host: Aric Hagberg