ML Team wins 1st Place Innovation Award on Data Science-Machine Learning Department

During the Data for Policy 2016 Conference the 1st Place Innovation Award on Data Science was presented to Maria De Arteaga Gonzalez and Artur Dubrawski for their paper: Discovery of Complex Anamalous Patterns of Sexual Violence in El Salvador. Maria is a PhD Student in the Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD program. Their research focuses on the discovery of anomalous patterns of sexual violence in El Salvador. When sexual violence is a product of organized crime or social imaginary, as previous literature has shown to be the case of El Salvador, links between sexual violence episodes can be understood as a latent structure.  With this assumption in place, and using data of all officially reported rapes in El Salvador over a period of nine years, we aim to uncover complex anomalous…


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