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CS Tech Report Earns Clauset Trip to Nation's Capital

April 30, 2005

Aaron Clauset attended the unclassified part of the Community Wide Predictive Analysis Workshop, held December 5th at the MITRE Corporation, (a sponsor along with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD, and the Defense Intelligence Agency). Clauset presented "Scale Invariance in Global Terrorism" (PDF, 263Kb), which he wrote with Maxwell Young. The report, mentioned inThe Economist and Nature, finds that the relationship between the frequency and severity of terrorist attacks is scale-free.