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  • Thomas Thurston

Data science predicting crimes before they happen

Updated: Apr 3

Another fun TEDx talk on data science and its growth in predicting crimes before they even happen.

Donnie Fowler & Zach Friend define Big Data and share examples of how it can it can be used for the betterment of municipalities and communities everywhere.

This TEDxSantaCruz talk was part of the TEDxSantaCruz event held September 15, 2012 at the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater in Aptos, CA (Santa Cruz County).

Donnie Fowler has built a career in technology and politics through his work in the Clinton White House, at the Federal Communications Commission, as vice president at TechNet in Silicon Valley, and with political campaigns across the United States.

Zach Friend is a policy, public affairs and communications expert who has worked for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, the White House Council of Economic Advisers and in both houses of Congress. For most of the last decade Zach has been the Press Information Officer and Crime Analyst for the Santa Cruz Police Department.


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