How can mathematics help policing? Find out at next Science Café Cleveland event

Science Cafe Cleveland LogoFind out how mathematics can be used in policing at the next Science Café Cleveland event Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club Concert Hall (1148 Main Ave.).

Andrea Bertozzi, the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity and professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will present “The Mathematics of Crime.”

At the event, Bertozzi will share the 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. 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.

In addition, the use of mathematics in studying gang crimes and other criminal activities also will be discussed.

The CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and the Music Box Supper Club sponsor Science Café Cleveland.

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