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Washington, DC, Harper Lecture with Jens Ludwig
Criminal Justice Reform and Machine Learning

Over the past 40 years, the incarceration rate in the United States has increased dramatically—a problem that disproportionately affects the most economically disadvantaged and socially vulnerable members of society. There is a movement to reduce pretrial jail detention. However, the high rate at which people released before their trials commit crimes also more severely affects economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, where crime is often concentrated. Jens Ludwig, director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, will talk about how new big data techniques from the field of machine learning, which are already widely used in the private sector, can be repurposed to help address pressing public policy problems like this.


Event Details
6:00 p.m. Registration and networking
6:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
7:30 p.m. Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Valet at the hotel is available at $40. There are also parking garages near the hotel.

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Featured Faculty
Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago and codirector of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. His work on crime reduction and education interventions has shaped policy in Chicago and received national news coverage in outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR.

Learn more about the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

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Event Information
Thursday, May 12 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC,
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