Dr. Andrea Bertozzi of UCLA, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, and Dr. Jeffrey Brantingham will be our guests for this hangout.
Dr. Bertozzi and Dr. Brantingham are on a team of mathematicians and social scientists from UCLA helping law enforcement agencies across the country to determine where crime is likely to occur in the near future. The team developed a “predictive policing” computer program that zeros-in on areas that have the highest probability of crime. Commercial use of the "predictive-policing" program allows law enforcement departments to tailor the placement of police officers, potentially stopping crime before it happens.
The link to the broadcast: https://plus.google.com/events/cddtetsb6sv0rqc6ka8njspqah0
A short NSF video about the research is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0gX_z0V0nE
More about Dr. Bertozzi and the Distinguished Lecturer program is here: https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/lectureships/2015-2016-lecturers
More about Dr. Brantingham is here:
After the hangout, Sigma Xi members can post followups on the Sigma Xi Communities page, The Lab, under the thread "Let's Talk About Predicting Crime."