Recent News

May 01, 2020

IEEE BigData Workshop on Data Science for Smart and Connected Communities

​We will be hosting a workshop at IEEE Big Data 2020 in Atlanta.  Please consider submitting a paper.  Some funding is available from NSF to support travel.

Sep 23, 2019

NIJ grant awarded to study the impact of gunshot detection technology.

We will be studying the impact of gunshot detection technology on gun violence in Kansas City and Chicago using synthetic control methods.  Joint w/ Eric Piza (PI) and Jeremy Carter, $503,305.  2020-2021.

Aug 01, 2019

6th National Symposium for REU Research in Data Science, Systems and Security

We will be hosting this special symposium again at IEEE Big Data in Los Angeles.  Please consider having your REU students submit a paper.

Jul 05, 2019

Fox59 reports on the IMPD Harmspot Experiment

Through our NSF SCC grant, we are running a randomized controlled trial of harmspot policing in Indianapolis to reduce crime, traffic crashes, bring greater awareness of drug addiction treatment centers, and improve trust in policing.

Nov 02, 2018

IndyStar reports on our opioid spatial concentration research

The IndyStar featured a story on our research concerning opioid spatial concentration.  Over half of Indianapolis opioid related overdose deaths occur in less than 5% of the city.  

Aug 13, 2018

REU students Ryan Hosler and March Saper release RaspBary

RaspBary (real-time allocation service with point process barycenters) is a light weight python model service for urban logistics.  

Jun 26, 2019

5th National Symposium for NSF REU Research in Data Science, Systems, and Security ​

We will be hosting a REU research symposium at 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data.  

May 29, 2018

Congrats to Raghavendran Vijayan for defeding his M.S. thesis

Raghavendran Vijayan successfully defended his thesis on "Forecasting retweet count during elections using graph convolution neural networks."  The work is accepted in DSAA 2018 and he will be joining Palo Alto Networks as a Staff Engineer.  

Feb 09, 2018

New paper on predictive policing and racial bias.

Our paper "Does Predictive Policing Lead to Biased Arrests? Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial" (joint w/ Jeff Brantingham and Matthew Valasik) has been published in Statistics and Public Policy.

Oct 12, 2017

NSF SCC grant awarded to fund research on smart and connected communities.

The NSF SCC project (with co-PIs Jeremy Carter and Rajeev Raje) focuses on real-time algorithms and software systems for heterogeneous data driven policing of social harm.

Sep 01, 2017

NSF ATD grant awarded to fund research on algorithms for threat detection.

The NSF ATD grant (collaborative with Martin Short) focuses on point process algorithms for threat detection from heterogeneous human mobility and activity data.

Aug 03, 2017

Our team tied for 1st in the 2017 NIJ Crime Forecasting Challenge

Team PASDA (Mike Porter at the University of Alabama and George Mohler) won 9 categories and tied for 1st overall in the large business division of the NIJ Real-time Forecasting Challenge.  

Jul 17, 2017

Tutorial on the mathematics of crime at SIAM annual meeting

Martin Short and George Mohler hosted a tutorial at the SIAM annual meeting in Pittsburgh.  A link to the video is below.

Jun 01, 2017

NSF REU grant awarded to fund undergraduate reasearch in data science

The REU in Data Science of Risk and Human Activity (PI Mohler and co-PI Mohammad al Hasan) funds 8 students each summer to perform data science research at IUPUI.  The next application period will be early winter 2018.

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