Andrea L. Bertozzi - News Articles from Research Group

Student and Postdoc News

Spring 2019 Congrats to Christian Parkinson for being awarded UCLA Dissertation Year fellowship for 2019-2020 academic year
Spring 2019 Congrats to Kevin Miller for being awarded three-year NDSEG graduate fellowship
Congrats to Baichuan Yuan for being awarded Department of Justice Graduate Fellowship - January 2019
Former visiting scholar Miguel Camacho Collados featured in Scientific American article about how to detect when people lie to the police.
August 2018 Congrats to Zach Boyd for successfully defending and completing his PhD thesis.
July 2018, Omri Azencot receives European Union fellowship
May 2018 Congrats to Xiyang Luo and Fangbo Zhang for successfully defending their PhD theses
April 2018 Congrats to Yoni Dukler for being awarded the NSF graduate research fellowship
January 2018 Congrats to Dr. Zhaoyi Meng for completing the PhD
Winter and Spring 2017 Congrats to Drs. Jeffrey Wong, Charlie Marshak, and Travis Meyer for completing the PhD
Spring 2017 Geoffrey Iyer receives Chateaubriand Fellowship to study in Grenoble, France during AY 2017-18
Spring 2017 Geoffrey Iyer Advances to Candidacy
Spring 2017 Baichuan Yuan Advances to Candidacy
Spring 2017 Fangbo Zhang receives Gursky Prize
Spring 2017 Michael Luo receives UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
Spring 2016 Jeffrey Wong receives UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
Summer 2016 Mihai Cucuringu to move to Alan Turing Institute Oxford/London
Winter 2016 Puck Rombach accepts tenure track position at Univ. Vermont
Spring 2015 Ekaterina Merkurjev and Katy Craig named UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows
Spring 2015 Zach Boyd wins NDSEG graduate fellowship
Spring 2015 Joe Woodworth receives Gursky Fellowship

Machine Learning

Short article in Forbes - featuring Don Vaughn - first author on our paper about predicting hospitalizations from patient insurance claims: Predicting Hospitalization: Machine Learning Models On The Rise Jayshree Pandya, Forbes, May 19, 2019

Princeton Alumni Weekly Tiger of the Week

In August 2018 I was featured in Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) as their 'Tiger of the Week'

National Academy of Sciences

In May 2018 I was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Here is the UCLA press release. Here is an article in SIAM News about it.

Simons Math + X Investigator Award - with California NanoSystems Institute

In June 2017 I was awarded a Math + X Investigator Award from the Simons Foundation. This will start a new Mathematical NanoSystems Initiative at UCLA. press release

News articles about this research:

  • Mike Breen, Solving the mystery of the wine legs, Mathematical Moments Podcast, American Mathematical Society, Oct 2, 2019.
  • Jennifer Ouellette, "Why is your wine crying? Scientists say shock waves likely play a role" Ars Technica, March 5, 2019
  • Mike Pomeranz, "Scientists Have Cracked the Code on `Wine Legs', and It Could Lead to Some Cool New Glassware", Food & Wine, March 6, 2019
  • Jenny Mahoney Tears of Joy: Mathematics of Wine Droplets Advanced Science News, March 26, 2019
  • Most People Don't Know Wine Moves Like This - EVERYDAY MYSTERY Physics Girl YouTube video, Oct 25, 2019
  • Taking a cue from spider webs, UCLA researchers snag fresh water with vapor capture system, by Matthew Chin, UCLA Newsroom April 12, 2019

    Highly Cited

    The Thomson Reuters citation index compiles an annual list of highly cited researchers. It used to be based on total citations. More recently it changed to look at papers cited in a ten year window and named those researchers with the most "highly cited" papers. Regardless of how the statistic is done, it's supposed to represent the top 1% of researchers in each field. In 2015 I was named on the list of Mathematics highly cited researchers and here is a link to the the UCLA press release, including the names of 29 UCLA scientists who made the highly cited list in their field. The 2016 list also included me : here is a link to a news article from my department. Clarivate Analytics is now responsible for this list.

    Named Chair

    In December 2012 I received a named Chair position at UCLA. Here is a link to the press release.


    SIAM News Article, Swarming by Nature and by Design , Nov. 2009
    UCLA innovator gets creative with applied mathematics by Nico Correla, UCLA Newsroom, May 15, 2017, includes work on both crime and swarming.
    Aug. 20, 2018 What if? UCLA physical scientists take on the world's greatest challenges, news article that mentions my work on robot swarms.

    Mathematics of Crime

    US News and World Reports March 2, 2010.
    Popular Mechanics, Feb. 2010, The Math-ed Avengers: Can Sophisticated Models Fight Crime?
    Science News, Feb. 20, 2010, Finding Coolable Hot Spots for Crime
    Science, Feb. 20, 2010, The Mathematics of Clumpy Crime
    UCLA Newsroom: Can math and science help solve crimes?, Feb 20, 2010
    Fighting Crime with Math, National Science Foundation video and press release Feb 20, 2010
    Science (blog) Gangs and Statistical Mechanics?, Feb 20, 2010
    Fighting Crime with Math, Scientific American 60 Second Podcast, Feb 20, 2010
    Mit Mathematik Verbrechen bekampfen, Zeit Online, (German Newspaper) Feb 22, 2010
    Mit math gegen Kriminalitat, Deutschlandradio, Feb 22, 2010
    Crime Hot Spots Can Be Cooled, Wired, by Lisa Grossman (Science News), Feb. 23, 2010
    Los Angeles to Test Simulation Model That Predicts Criminals' Reactions to Increased Policing, Elaine Pittman, Government Technology July 23, 2010
    Stopping crime before it starts Los Angeles Times, Aug. 21, 2010, by Joel Rubin.
    UCLA research project uses math to predict possible crime by Sarah Kahn, Daily Bruin, Univ California, Los Angeles, August 30, 2010.
    The aftershocks of crime The Economist, Oct. 23, 2010, p. 98, article about George Mohler's work (done at UCLA) on point process models for repeat victimization.
    Predictive Policing Fox News Video, Oct. 3, 2010, Interview with LAPD and Jeff Brantingham.
    The New York Times Magazine 10th Annual Year in Ideas December 19, 2010, "Aftercrimes" about former postdoc George Mohler's work using self-exciting point process models.
    Discover Magazine Top 100 Stories of 2010 #60: Fighting Crime with Mathematics December 16, 2010, by Daniel Lametti - about our SIADS and PNAS papers on crime hotspots
    Sending the Police Before There's a Crime August 15, 2011, The New York Times, by Erica Goode - about the UCLA crime group algorithm for predictive policing
    Crime Fighting Math August 15, 2011, NBC Bay Area, - interview with George Mohler about his algorithm and with Santa Cruz PD about the implementation
    Police Predict Crimes as in 'Minority Report' August 18, 2011, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, - about the use of the UCLA crime group algorithm for predictive policing
    Fighting violent gang crime with math UCLA Newsroom, October 28, 2011-about our new paper in Inverse Problems
    Computer program could point police to gang-crime suspects Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2011
    Matematicás en la lucha antipandillas Isaias Alvarado, La Opinión, Nov. 1, 2011
    Fighting Violent Gang Crime with Math ScienceDaily, Oct. 31, 2011
    Crime algorithms target gangs of LA Melissae Fellet, New Scientist, Nov. 3, 2011
    UCLA Department of Mathematics teams up with LAPD to combat gang crime Jake Greenberg, UCLA Daily Bruin, Nov. 3, 2011
    UCLA's Crime Fighting Mathematicians Freakonomics, Nov. 9, 2011
    At LAPD, Predicting Crimes Before They Happen by Carrie Kahn, National Public Radio Weekend Edition, Nov. 26, 2011 - about the November 2011 predictive policing experiment with LAPD
    Mathematical Patterns May Help Forecast Future Crimes, Inside Science TV Video , March 12, 2012
    Predictive Policing, SIAM News March 2012
    Policing the Future by Samuel Greengard, ACM Magazine, March 2012, pp. 19-21.
    Forecasting Crime Podcast interview of Andrea Bertozzi by Mike Breen of the American Mathematical Society, 2012.
    Math helps detect gang-related crome and better allocate police resource Feb. 14, 2013, SIAM nugget about our paper published in SIAM J. Applied Math. 2013 - about community detection on sparse geosocial data.
    Science Behind the News: Predictive Policing February 22, 2013, NBC Learn video featuring Bertozzi and P Jeffrey Brantingham.
    Crunching numbers to catch bad buys Mariam Ibrahim, Edmonton Journal, May 11, 2013
    Gendarmes, voleurs et ....mathematiciens! Blog Fracais de l'initiative international Mathematiques de la planete Terre, Breve redigee par Thierry Goudon, Sept 24, 2013.
    Un policía nacional obtiene una beca Fulbright para investigar modelos matemático-policiales predictivos de riesgo criminal en la UCLA about Miguel Camacho (from the Spanish National Police) and his Fullbright Award to work with our team at UCLA on predictive policing, January 8, 2014.
    Researchers Will Study Police Confrontations Via Body Cameras MIT Technology Review December 11, 2014
    Can Maths Combat Terrorism? 30 minute BBC Radio 4 broadcast December 17, 2014 (my part starts around 17:30 into the program).
    Police and thieves by Marianne Freiburger, Plus Magazine, Aug. 2015, about the research discussed in my Rouse Ball Lecture at the Univ. of Cambridge, UK
    Ten new things to do in Cleveland through March 17, by Scott Suttell March 11, 2016, in Crain's Cleveland Business, about my gig at the Music Box Supper Club discussing math of crime with the Cleveland community (courtesy of their local Sigma Xi Chapter). This turned out to be my most travelled US day ever starting out in Albuquerque NM, connecting in Denver, the gig in Cleveland, and then flying directly to Washington National Airport around midnight to be able to speak at the APS March meeting on Tues morning in Baltimore. Thanks to United Airlines for getting me everywhere on time, despite some serious weather in Cleveland and a cancelled flight.
    June 16, 2016 American Scientist Web Interview `Math of Crime' - with Andrea Bertozzi and Jeff Brantingham, courtesy of Sigma Xi
    Der Modellansatz: Modell109 - Crime Prevention podcast of an interview hosted by Gudrun Thater from Karlsruhe Inst. Technology, Related to my public lecture at Oxford for the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, April 2016.
    In conversation with Andrea Bertozzi by Rafael Prieto Curiel and Anna Lambert at Univ. College London, Chalkdust Magazine, A magazine for the mathematically curious, Issue 04, 2016.
    Can 'predictive policing' prevent crime before it happens? Mara Hvistendahl, Science, Sept 28, 2016, news article about predictive policing, including the work of the UCLA team. Features collaborators Jeff Brantingham and George Mohler.
    May 19, 2017, National Science Foundation video PredPol:Algorithms for Predicting Crime featuring Captain Dominic Choi of the Pacific Division of LAPD and work by our team at UCLA.
    Dec 20, 2018, Forbes, A Surprising Tool For Thwarting Holiday Break-Ins, news article quoting me.
    Dec 21, 2018, California Business Journal, It's All in the Math: Top UCLA Mathematician Shares Insights on Burglary Patterns and How Break-Ins May be Thwarted news article quoting me.
    March 4, 2019, Kaitlyn Riggio, UCLA mathematics professor discusses predicting crime using data at BU, The Daily Free Press, The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University.

    Oil Spill Research

    Applied math lab joins scientists working on oil cleanup in the Gulf, by Cynthia Lee, UCLA Today July 22, 2010
    AMS Hosts Congressional Briefing, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, January 2011
    Math Modelers Dive in the Gulf Oil Spill, by Barry Cipra, SIAM News, Jan/Feb 2012.
    ICIAM 2011: Theory, Modeling, and Experiments Shed Light on Oil-Sand Mixtures SIAM News Feb. 5, 2012, Andrea Bertozzi.

    Women in Mathematics

    Women Doing Mathematics, American Mathematical Society Poster, 2010

    Graduate Program

    Applied Math: A Tale of Robots, Burglaries, and Rapunzel's Hair, UCLA Graduate Quarterly Spring 2009

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