CPC Project Closing Workshop – Big Data and Intelligent Policing


On Tuesday 7th June, the University of London’s Senate House provided the venue for the closing event of the EPSRC funded Crime, Policing and Citizenship Project.

The event gathered world leading experts in GIScience, computer science, crime science and geography with representatives of police forces across the UK to talk about Big Data and Intelligent Policing. The workshop programme can be found in CPC_Closing_Programme.

Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London) and Professor Tao Cheng, Director of the UCL SpaceTimeLab and Professor of Geoinformatics in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering opened the day’s proceedings, before the CPC project team spoke about their ground-breaking research on predictive policing, patrol routing and public confidence modelling, sparking lively debate.

Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

Professor Paul Longley, UCL Geography, chaired a panel discussion on new forms of data for intelligent policing, with panel speakers: Trevor Adams, Head of Data Development Team, Digital Policing, MPS; Olga Feldman, Technical Director, ARCADIS; Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography, UC Santa Barbara; Bill Oates, Chief Data Scientist, Office for National Statistics; and Alex Singleton, University of Liverpool, Deputy Director, CDRC.

An afternoon session on policing and citizenship, guardianship and confidence was chaired by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)’s Trevor Adams, with talks from CPC researchers as well as MPS Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer.

Speakers at the CPC closing workshop


The day was rounded off by a keynote address from Professor Dirk Helbing, ETH, Zurich, on Smart Nations: Opportunities and Risks.

The event was finished by a reception and live demonstrations developed by CPC project team, which included applications on crime prediction, intelligent patrol, and performance evaluation.160607_J-Tye_UCL_SpaceTimeLab-3733

The CPC project reportCPC: Crime, Policing and Citizenship – Intelligent policing and big data, was also released during this event.

The event was hugely successful and the CPC team will continue working with the London Metropolitan Police Service and other police forces across the country to integrate their tools with day to day policing.

The media of the workshop (pictures, talks, and videos) can be found in CPC Workshop Pictures, Talks and Videos Uploaded.

Crowd at the CPC closing workshop



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