With Earthquake Aftershocks, the Risk is Great – But May Be Easier to Predict

Today a moderately powerful earthquake rattled Washington, D.C. and was felt as far north as Massachusetts. Sitting here, feeling the earthquake shake my desk and water glass in central New York State, hundreds of miles from the epicenter, I was reminded that we are never far from the risk of natural disaster. The Washington Post’s […]

Neural Networks Optimize Police Force Efficiency

In the August 16, 2011 edition of the New York Times there was an interesting article about the use of predictive analytics by police departments. Entitled “Sending the Police Before There’s a Crime,” the article explores how the Santa Cruz, California police department optimizes the use of limited resources by anticipating where crimes are more […]