RMIT University PhD Student to present research on the case study of an Australian crime dataset

RMIT University PhD student, Jessica Liebig, will present her research entitled The case study of an Australian crime dataset as part of ASIERA’s Research@Locate program during the Locate16 Conference 12-14 April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Conference theme will focus on the disruptive technology being used for a smarter society or in the case of Jessica’s research – a safety society.

Jessica LiebigJessica is working in the area of complex network science and has presented results of her research at several local and international conferences as well as in peer reviewed journals. In 2012, she received her Honours degree in Mathematics.

Research Overview
Analysis of crime data is crucial for prevention and assessment of illegal activity. This paper is one of the first case studies of a crime dataset collected in New South Wales, Australia. We apply methods from complex network analysis to identify key aspects of criminal activity in the state of New South Wales. We further detect groups of local government areas and examine their dynamics over time. We represent our results by using various different visualisation techniques.

The presentation of our paper is of interest to all organisations and individuals that are interested in the prevention and analysis of criminal activity. As the approach that is used in our paper is not restricted to crime data, but can be applied to other spatial datasets, a broad audience would benefit from our presentation.

4 things you will learn from attending Jessica’s presentation:

  1. Analysis of crime data is crucial in the prevention of illegal activity.
  2. Tools from complex network analysis can give valuable insight into the dynamics of crimes.
  3. The ranking of various offences reflects their severity and frequency.
  4. Areas where criminal activity occurs can be grouped, helping to make decisions about which prevention policy should be applied.

For information on the entire Research@Locate program, please click here to be directed to the list of researchers and presentations.

To view the Locate16 Conference program, in its entirety, please click here.

To register for the Conference and secure the Early Bird delegate ticket at a discounted rate, please secure your seat at Locate16 before 29 February. Click here to be redirected to the registration page.

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