Cohere For AI - Guest Speaker: Jorge Ruiz Reyes, Political Scientist


Date: Jan 31, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Online

Description: Disappearances committed by state and non-state armed actors have become widespread in Mexico since late 2006 due to the use of armed forces to counter drug-related activities in the country. Consequently, groups of families with missing persons and authorities are carrying out search brigades to locate missing persons in different regions. A fraction of these persons have been found in clandestine or hidden graves.
In this context, Data Civica, CentroGeo, Universidad Iberoamericana, and Elementa DDHH, with the support of Amnesty International, developed a geospatial model that delimits areas in Mexico where it is likely that new clandestine graves will be located. This new approach includes three methods: Point pattern analysis, accessibility combined with visibility analysis, and hyperspectral analysis.
This session will show the methods to develop this tool and highlight the latest results and the impact of its implementation on the field.

Bio: Jorge Ruiz Reyes holds a master's degree in Social Data Science from the Univerisity of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero-Mexico). He was the lead researcher of the Human Rights Programme of Universidad Iberoamericana (2016-2021). He has also worked as Sr. Data Analyst and Project Coordinator (2021-2022) at Data Cívica, a Mexican NGO that works with data and technology to support human rights advocacy. He is finishing a consultancy period for Amnesty International's Crisis Evidence Lab.

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