Join Sigma Xi for the Science and Society Distinguished Public Talk on Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the UNM Conference Center Auditorium as they present ‘The Mathematics of Crime.’

Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy and the UNM Division of Continuing Education, the event features UCLA Professor Andrea Bertozzi, an applied mathematician with expertise in nonlinear partial differential equations and fluid dynamics.

Bertozzi has done substantial work in the areas of geometric methods for image processing, crime modeling and analysis, and swarming/cooperative dynamics. Along with her colleagues at UCLA, Bertozzi helped develop a “predictive policing” computer program that zeroes-in on areas that have the highest probability of crime. Commercial use of this program allows communities to put police officers in the right place at the right time, stopping crime before it happens.

Bertozzi's honors include the Sloan Research Fellowship in 1995, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1996 and SIAM's Kovalevsky Prize in 2009. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and to the Fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2010. She became a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013 and serves on the editorial boards of twelve journals.

There will be a meet and greet with Bertozzi at 5 p.m. in the UNM Conference Center Auditorium, located at 1634 University Blvd. NE.

Pizza will be provided after the lecture.

For directions to the UNM Conference Center, go to UNMCC.