The Mathematics of Crime

Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity
University of California, Los Angeles

Andrea Bertozzi

The Public Lecture was given by Andrea Bertozzi from the University of California, Los Angeles; it took place in L1 of the Andrew Wiles Building on Wednesday April 6, 2016.


As law enforcement officials are increasingly depending on mathematicians to zero-in on crimes before they happen, Bertozzi will discuss her participation in developing a "predictive policing" program that alerts officials to districts with the highest probability of a crime taking place.

About the Speaker:

Andrea Bertozzi is an applied mathematician at UCLA whose work covers a range of problems including thin film flows, image processing, swarming behaviour and the use of mathematics in social science applications (eg domestic crime, insurgent activity).