Computational Approaches to Fight Human Trafficking (Hands-On Workshop)

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12:30 Overview
12:35 Talks (See Below)
13:10 Group Activity: Test Hypotheses using Tools in Python

1. Zabyelina "International Framework for Action against Human Trafficking"
2. Schles "Combating Human Trafficking with Data"
3. Shoydokova "Understanding Human Trafficking Trends from News Media and Court Cases"

Yuliya Zabyelina is an Assistant Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, specializing in organized crime.

Eric Schles is a Data Scientist at Elucd and Researcher at NYU, previously with the Manhattan DA's Human Trafficking Response Unit.

Aida Shoydokova is a Data Scientist at American Express, mining social media and websites to track fraud.

We will be using CrossCompute ( — a platform for prototyping and deploying tools in the browser using Jupyter Notebooks ( — for the hands-on portion of this event. For a brief and fun introduction to CrossCompute, see this video (