Associate Professor Bryan Kinney (center) joined researchers from across Canada in an advanced research computing (ARC) information session on parliament hill.

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Bryan Kinney represents ICURS at parliament hill computing event

December 20, 2016
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Recently Associate Professor Bryan Kinney, Director of ICURS Laboratory, joined researchers from across Canada in an advanced research computing (ARC) information session on parliament hill in Ottawa, ON.  

The Honourable Kelvin K Ogilvie, chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology hosted the event for parliamentarians in partnership with Compute Canada.

The event featured eight kiosks that demonstrated sector impact in aerospace, genomics, big science, advanced manufacturing, crime reduction, personalized medicine and opinion research.

Kinney leant his expertise to the crime reduction kiosk. Kinney is a specialist in crime analysis and crime prevention. He spoke with parliamentarians on the impact of big data and supercomputers to further innovations in the field.

“A new age of crime analysis and computational criminology is changing how we address crime in our neighbourhoods. Using supercomputers, researchers are working to make advances in the modeling of the complex urban environment to understand how to improve approaches to crime reduction and the use of informatics in criminological research,” says Kinney.

“Moving from a traditional set of data to processing and analyzing massive amounts of data points creates new ways of solving and reducing crime. New approaches are helping to solve complex missing person cases, as well as ways to reduce the development of crime corridors.”

Crime analysis expert Allan Castle joined Kinney to share his expertise on operations and policy regarding organized crime, intelligence-led policing, performance measurement and justice reform. Castle has worked internationally, nationally and across the BC provincial justice system.

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