Assistant professor wins crime predicting prize

Yongjei Lee

YongJei Lee, assistant professor, School of Public Affairs, was part of a team of scholars that won a Real-Time Crime Forecasting Challenge sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.

In July, Lee was notified he will receive $10,000 in recognition of his team’s efforts to create algorithms to forecast future crime. Lee was the leader of a three-person team that competed with teams from other universities and private companies.


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