Playing Dr. Frankenstein With Genetic Algorithms: A Way To Address Mass Violence Low Base Rates

Date: 
April 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title: 
Professor of Criminology and Statistics
Affiliation: 
University of Pennsylvania
Speaker Biographies: 

Professor Berk has appointments in the Department of Criminology and the Department of Statistics. He works on various topics in applied statistics including causal inference, statistical/machine learning, and methods for evaluating social programs. Among his criminology applications are inmate classification and placement systems, law enforcement strategies for reducing intimate partner violence, detecting violations of environmental or worker safety regulations, claims that the death penalty serves as a general deterrent, and forecasts of criminal behavior and/or victimization using statistical/machine learning procedures.

Location: 
103 McNeil