Carnegie Mellon University
January 13, 2015

Alumna’s Undergraduate Honors Project Draws Support From DARPA; Multiyear Contract To Develop Tools To Detect and Identify Sex Traffickers

Alumna’s Undergraduate Honors Project Draws Support From DARPA; Multiyear Contract To Develop Tools To Detect and Identify Sex Traffickers Alumna’s Undergraduate Honors Project Draws Support From DARPA; Multiyear Contract To Develop Tools To Detect and Identify Sex Traffickers

A contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who are seeking to undercut sex traffickers by developing online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise.

The project began as alumna Emily Kennedy’s undergraduate honors project. Kennedy (DC’12), who majored in Ethics, History and Public Policy, is now a research analyst at CMU’s Robotics Institute.

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