Dr Lisa Wainer

Research Associate

Address: UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ
Phone No: +44(0)20 3108 3042
Fax No: +44(0)20 3108 3088
Extension: 53042
Lisa Wainer

Lisa gained her PhD in Computer Science from UCL in 2007 in Machine Learning and Data Mining. Her move to Crime Science was motivated by a desire to work on real problems using real data. Her current interests are in detecting patterns in crime data, data representation for analysis and general problem solving. She has worked on projects for the Home Office, the Police, and industry partners such as G4S and the BSIA. Lisa uses the R Statistical Programming language for most of her daily activities. In a project with Merseyside police, she built software (in R), called the Hot Products Early Warning System, that is now used to help understand and characterise the acquisitive crime problem in Merseyside on an ongoing basis, detecting emerging trends in hot products. She is currently working on two projects, one on the Harms of Cash and Valuables in Transit Robbery for the Home Office, G4S and the BSIA, and another project for West Yorkshire police on Burglary and acquisitive crime.

Publications

Herbster, M., Pontil, M. and Wainer, L. (2005) Online learning over graphs for classification. In Proceedings of the ICML 2005

Reports

Wainer, L. and Summers, L. (2011) Understanding the harms of Cash and Valuables in Transit (CViT) Robbery. Report for the Home Office and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). RESTRICTED

Tompson, L., Summers, L., Wainer, L. and Chainey, S. (2011). Anlysis of burglary dwelling patterns in Trafford: a test of the boost account of victimisation. Report for Greater Manchester Police. RESTRICTED

Wainer, L. and Johnson, S. (2010) Early Warning System: Predicting and Identifying Hot Products stolen in Property Crime. Report for Merseyside Police. RESTRICTED

Wainer, L. and Summers, L. (2010) Understanding serious sexual violence in Hackney. Report for Hackney Council.

Wainer, L. (2011) Development of the Hot Products software system using R and gWidgets: a scanning tool for property crime. Presented at LondonR, 7th September 2011.

Wainer, L. (2011) Keeping the focus on car crime: how targeting car crime could impact more serious offences. Presented at the 'Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis' conference. Durban, 20th July 2011.

Summers, L. and Wainer, L. (2011) Understanding the Harms of Cash and Valuables in Transit (CViT) Robbery. Presented at the Ministerial Roundtable Meeting on Tackling Cash and Valuables in Transit (CViT) Robbery. London, 21st March 2011.

Wainer, L. (2011) Understanding the Harms of Cash and Valuables in Transit (CViT) Robbery. Presented at the ACPO National CViT Working Group. Merseyside, 3rd February 2011.

Wainer, L (2010) Early warning system: predicting Hot Products. Presented at the 'Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis' conference. Brisbane, 6th July 2010.

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