Predictive Forensics: Can we detect a crime before it occurs?

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Predictive Forensics: Can we detect a crime before it occurs?

Time: July 26, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Location: California South Bay University (CSBU)
Street: 830 Stewart Dr
City/Town: Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Website or Map: http://www.meetup.com/Data-Sc…
Phone: (408) 400-9008
Event Type: data-science-forum, meetup
Organized By: Dana Nehoran
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2013

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Imagine you could predict that a crime would happen at a certain place and time… 
Now, imagine that you could also predict who the possible suspects were, where they came from, and what their motives were… 
Sounds like science fiction? Well… it may be… but the emphasis is on the “science” rather than the “fiction”, and we even have a name for it: Predictive Forensics.

Predictive Forensics is an analytics discipline that attempts to help identify and prevent crimes before they happen. Thanks to Predictive Forensics, the mode of operation of law enforcement is evolving from reactively indicting criminals to proactively preventing crimes from happening. Predictive Analytics, when used in forensics, allows crime analysts to forecast future crimes by analyzing historical crime data and identifying trends.

Bayesian methods, Metropolis-Hastings algorithms, and other advanced analytical methods can be used to identify criminals’ predilection or predisposition.

5:30 – 6:00    Pizza and networking 
6:00 – 6:30    "Predictive Forensics" - Presenter: Dana Nehoran 
6:30 – 7:15    Open forum discussion 
7:15              CSBU Admissions Q&A

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