Workshop on Wildlife Crime: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


Workshop Schedule

Dates: July 1-2, 2014

Location: at the office of the University of Southern California, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 540, Washington, DC 20004.



The panels listed are related to the preceding presentations, and may include more than just the presenters.


Day 1: July 1

  • 8:30 AM: Workshop check in, coffee, breakfast
  • 9:10 AM: Brief introductions; overview remarks to scope the workshop and frame big-picture questions
Theme: Law enforcement in the field, SMART Patrols
Session chair: Mahendra Shreshtha

  • 9:30 to 10:15 AM: Presentations I: Three presentations, no questions:

  • Speakers:

    • Mahendra Shreshtha, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (10 to 12 minutes)
    • Rob Pickes, Panthera (10 to 12 minutes)
    • Anak, Kasetsart University and Wildlife Conservation Society (20 minutes)
  • 10:15 to 10:45 AM: Panel I: Presenters from Presentation I + Barney Long
  • 10:45 to 11:05 AM: Break
Theme: Wildlife traffic and trade, US Policy
Session chair:

  • 11:05 to 11:50 AM:: Presentations II: Four 10-12 minute presentations, no questions:

  • Speakers:

    • Crawford Allen, TRAFFIC North America
    • Peter Clyne, Wildlife Conservation Society
    • Bill McGrath, Worldbank
    • Jessica Graham, U.S. Department of State
  • 11:50 AM to 12:20 PM: Panel II: Presenters from Presentation II +
  • 12:20 PM: Lunch
Theme: Artificial Intelligence in Patrols and Wildlife Protection, UAVs
Session Chair: Bo An

  • 1:30 to 2:15 PM:: Presentation III: Four 10-12 minute presentations, no questions:

  • Speakers:

    • Milind Tambe, University of Southern California
    • Chris Kiekintveld, University of Texas at El Paso
    • Carla Gomes, Cornell University /Bart Selman, Cornell University
    • V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland
  • 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM: Panel III: Presenters from Presentation III +
  • 2:45 to 3:15 PM: Break
Theme: Intelligence-led policing, Wildife crime, Technology
Session Chair: Andrew Lemieux

  • 3:15 to 4:00 PM:: Presentation IV: Four 10-12 minute presentations

  • Speakers:

    • Andrew Lemieux, NSCR, The Netherlands
    • Will Moreto, University of Central California
    • Stephen Lee, U.S Army Research Office
    • Gary Roloff, Michigan State University
  • 4:00 to 4:30 PM:Panel IV: Presenters from Presentation IV +
  • 4:30 to 5:30 PM: Open discussion
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner

Day 2: July

Theme: Poaching motivation, Modeling and Mapping
Session Chair: Meredith Gore

  • 8:30 AM: Coffee + Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 9:45 AM:Presentation V: Three 10-12 minute presentations

  • Speakers:

    • Meredith Gore, Michigan State University
    • Julie Viollaz, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • William Casebeer, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    • Liz Bennett, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • 9:45 to 10:25 AM:Panel V: Presenters from Presentation V + Nicole Sintov
  • 10:40 AM: Coffee + Breakout groups
  • 12:15 PM: Breakout group reports over lunch?
  • 1 PM:What is the way forward? Action items?
    • Conference on “Conservation, Computation, Criminology” C^3?

Dinner location for July 1st

McCormick & Schmick's
Seafood & Steaks
901 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004