Fighting Human Trafficking, Fraud, & More: Elastic @ Giant Oak

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Learn how Giant Oak and its partners use Elastic to help power work combating human trafficking, financial fraud, abuse of prescription drugs, and the trade in endangered species.

Dr. Sherry Forbes

Dr. Forbes joined Giant Oak as a social scientist in 2015 and currently works on multiple research and development projects, including DARPA’s MEMEX and XDATA programs. Forbes’s expertise is in theoretical and (large-scale) computational macro and finance modelling; and she has also worked on several theoretical and experimental projects, including research on network formation that focuses on dark networks. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia, an MA from the University of Chicago, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a BA from Sweet Briar College.

Peter Landwehr

Peter Landwehr joined Giant Oak in 2014 and is responsible for combining data from a number of sources to design and implement tools for solving urgent problems. He does a large amount of data analysis and a moderate amount of algorithm design and software engineering. Wile many programming languages are great, he considers Python to be his current best friend.