Point Process Methods for Crime Hotspots

Speaker: George Mohler

Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2012

Location: IRMACS Center, Simon Fraser University

Conference: Hot Topics in Computational Criminology

Subject: Social Sciences, Applied Mathematics

Class: Scientific, Applied


This talk focuses on the application of point process methods to crime and security data. We will discuss semi- and non- parametric models, as well as their estimation using Expectation-Maximization algorithms. We conclude the talk with some results from a randomized controlled trial in Los Angeles where police patrols are determined each day using a semi-parametric self-exciting point process.