Tony Nolan Receives the "Order of Australia" Medal

On January 26, 2001, Tony Nolan from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, received an award from the Australian Government "in recognition of his significant and outstanding contribution to the community - in the areas of crime prevention and community safety". This award - the "Order of Australia" Medal - is the current replacement of the Knighthood Honour system, which existed until 1975.

Tony used interval computations in designing a computer-based system for "environmental scanning" - a kind of criminal profiling for locations, which analyzes different areas for the possibility and types of crime in the analyzed area. Intervals are used to describe uncertainty of the parameters of the models used in environmental scanning.

Tony has been invited by the law enforcement agencies of several countries around the world, including USA (which he last visited in 2000), to share the successful experience of using his system.

This work is largely unpublished. Those who are interested in details are welcome to contact Tony at

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