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In memoriam: Lowell J. Paige, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, 1919 – 2010

L.A. area crime hot spots

UCLA Mathematics collaborative research that uses sophisticated mathematics in predictive policing made The New York Times Magazine 10th Annual Year in Ideas and DISCOVER Magazine Top 100 Stories of 2010. Two different models were developed by UCLA mathematicians and statisticians in conjunction with anthropologists and criminologists. Work by former UCLA Math postdoc George Mohler (Santa Clara University), UCLA Math Assistant Adjunct Professor Martin Short, UCLA anthropologist Jeffrey Brantingham, UCLA Statistics Associate Professor Frederic Schoenberg and criminologist George Tita (UC Irvine) on self-exciting point process models was included in The Times' selection of ingenuity and innovation. Joint work by UCLA Math Professor Andrea Bertozzi, Short and Brantingham that applies bifurcation theory to crime hot spot models was number 60 (Fighting Crime with Mathematics) on the DISCOVER top stories list.

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