Faculty Member Featured for Work with LAPD
One of the Cotsen Institute's faculty members, Jeff Brantingham, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Anthropology, was recently featured by UCLA for his work with Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns.
Brantingham has been working for years with Andrea Bertozzi, a Professor of Mathematics and Director of Applied Mathematics at UCLA, to apply sophisticated math to urban crime patterns. With their colleagues, they have built a mathematical model that allows them to analyze different types of criminal "hotspots" — areas where many crimes occur, at least for a time.
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