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|Calculating the Geography of Crime
Can mathematics be used to help solve serial
Towson researcher Mike O'Leary and the Applied Mathematics Laboratory
have received two grants from the National Institute of Justice to develop a
mathematical algorithm that can estimate the location of the home base of a
serial criminal based on the locations of the offender's crime sites. This new
technique uses geographic information about the distribution of potential
targets and potential home base locations; it also accounts for the different
distances criminals are willing to travel to offend. Software that implements
this method is under development and will be released to law enforcement
agencies when complete.
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|TU's AIT program to help keep BRAC on track in Harford County
$90,000 grant enables TU to offer M.S. in Applied Information Technology at HEAT Center
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown designated five BRAC zones and awarded $2 million in grants to
16 colleges and universities. TU received $150,990, including $90,990 to enable it to offer the
Master of Science in Applied Information Technology at Harford County's
HEAT Center. Pending regulatory approvals, the first class will begin
in fall 2009.
GreenPrint maps Maryland
Governor says TU-developed program will become
'centerpiece of state's conservation efforts'
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the state's plans to buy five
large tracts of forest, farmland and waterfront-more than 9,200 acres
in Cecil, Charles, St. Mary's and Worcester counties. O'Malley also unveiled
GreenPrint, an Internet-based mapping system developed by TU's Center
for GIS that identifies Maryland's environmentally valuable lands.
Arriving at kindergarten ready to learn
TU's RESI and partners to use three-year federal grant to create early childhood experience database
TU's RESI research and consulting group, in partnership with the
Maryland State Department of Education and Washington-based research
organization Child Trends, has entered into a cooperative agreement
with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the
Administration for Children and Families.