The Mathematics of Crime | University of Oxford

The Mathematics of Crime

Speaker
Andrea Bertozzi
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

In the USA law enforcement agencies have discovered that partnering with a team of mathematicians and social scientists from UCLA can help them determine where crime is likely to occur and so enable them to stop it before it happens.

In this lecture Andrea Bertozzi will tell the story behind her role on the UCLA team that developed a 'predictive policing' computer programme that zeros-in on areas that have the highest probability of crime. She will also discuss how mathematics play an increasing role in studying crime, especially gang crime.

Andrea Bertozzi is Professor of Mathematics at UCLA

Please email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to register.