Monday, October 15, 2018, 3:45pm
Warren Weaver Hall, Room 109

Andrea L. Bertozzi
Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, Director of Applied Mathematics, UCLA


The 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 be discussed. Commercial use of the predictive policing program allows communities to put police officers in the right place at the right time, stopping crime before it happens.


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