My research focuses on statistical and deep learning approaches to solving problems in spatial, urban and network data science. I received my undergraduate degree in mathematics from IU Bloomington and my PhD in mathematics from UCSB. I have held academic positions at UCLA, Santa Clara University and now IUPUI. I was also director of data science at Metromile for 2 years and serve on the board of directors of PredPol.
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2008
NSF IGERT Fellow in Computational Science & Engineering
M.A. in Mathematics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2005
B.S. in Mathematics (Highest Distinction), Indiana University, 2003
2016-present Associate Professor
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Department of Computer and Information Science
2010-2016 Assistant Professor
Santa Clara University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
2008-2010 CAM Assistant Adjunct Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Mathematics
Grants and Awards
NIJ grant 2019-R2-CX-0004, The Impact of Gunshot Detection Technology on Gun Violence in Kansas City and Chicago: A Multi-Pronged Synthetic Control Evaluation. Joint w/ Eric Piza (PI) and Jeremy Carter, $503,305. 2020-2021.
NSF grant SCC-1737585, SCC-IRG Track 2: Real-Time Algorithms and Software Systems for Heterogeneous Data Driven Policing of Social Harm, joint with co-PIs Jeremy Carter and Rajeev Raje, $791,513. 9/2017- 8/2020
NSF grant ATD-1737996. ATD: Collaborative Research: Point Process Algorithms for Threat Detection from Heterogeneous Human Mobility and Activity Data, $100,000. 9/2017- 8/2020
NSF grant REU-1659488 , REU Site: Data Science of Risk and Human Activity, joint with co-PI Mohammad al Hasan, $287,377. 3/2017- 2/2020
NIJ Real-time crime forecasting challenge. First place in nine categories of large business division. Joint w/ Mike Porter, $135,000. 2017.
NSF grant SES-1343123, INSPIRE: Computational modeling of grievances and political instability through global media, joint with LaFree (PI), Cunningham, Golbeck, and Torrens. 9/2014- 8/2017
NSF grant DMS-0968309, FRG: Collaborative Research: Mathematics of large scale urban crime, joint with Andrea Bertozzi (PI), George Tita, Jeff Brantingham, Martin Short, Lincoln Chayes, and Frederic Schoenberg. 9/2010-8/2013
USSN 13/605,737. Title: Event Forecasting System
USSN 13/306,919. Title: Systems and Methods for Data Fusion Mapping Estimation