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The Mathematics of Geographic Profiling

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $45,444)

This award will provide funding for Towson University to develop a new approach to geographic profiling, using mathematical methods and incorporating geographic factors. The project involves developing a new algorithm based on Bayesian statistical techniques, and producing a prototype software application that implements the algorithm. The project utilizes students in programming and software development. The software package will be freely available to researchers and law enforcement agencies.


Date Created: September 11, 2007