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How to use phone calls and network analysis to identify criminals?

Call records are a great source of information on real life networks. We are going to see how graph technologies can be used to analyse these records in order to find potential criminals. That article has been written with the assistance of Ashley Englefield, Detective in California and instructor at Police Technical. How to use […]

VAT fraud : the mysterious case of the missing trader

We have explored in the past how businesses are targeted by fraud schemes. Countries too are victims of fraud. In Europe the Value Added Tax (VAT) is manipulated by criminals that can win hundreds of millions. Let’s see how these rings operate and how to use graph technologies to detect them. Getting rich with taxes […]

How graphs can power drug prescription

Doctors and health care providers are tasked with a very difficult task. They have to choose from an ever increasing supply of drugs which to administer their patients. Choosing the right drug involve checking for potential negative interactions between the drug (or drugs) and the patient traits. That process can be optimized with the help […]

Analysing the Offshore Leaks with graphs

The Offshore Leaks released in 2013 by the ICIJ is a rarity. It is a big dataset of real information about some of the most secret places on earth : the offshore financial centers. The investigation of the ICIJ brought to the surface many interesting stories including the suspicious activities of the President of Azerbaijan. We […]

Can graphs help fight gangs?

Using diseases and businesses as metaphors to understand gangs create interesting insights. According to new research from Yale and the West Point Military Academy, graph theory can be applied by law enforcement agencies. Armed with graphs, they can identify at risk individuals or target gang leaders. Is homicide a contagious disease? Cristopher Wilderman and Andrew Papachristos […]