Park, Serra, and Subrahmanian: Saving Rhinos from Poaching Using Predictive Analytics
By Marcus Fedarko
Student Staff Writer
July 19, 2015
PhD student Noseong Park, postdoctoral fellow Edoardo Serra, and Professor and Director of the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics and Center for Digital International Government V.S. Subrahmanian have published a paper in IEEE Intelligent Systems on the use of predictive analytics to prevent rhinoceros poaching. Building “...on behavior models of both rhinos and poachers,” the Anti-Poaching Engine system detailed in the paper represents a promising step towards increasing animal protection.
The paper, “...the first entry in [Intelligent Systems'] new Predictive Analytics column,” is available on IEEE's website here. Congratulations to Park, Serra, and Professor Subrahmanian for the tremendous work!