The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), in conjunction with Georgetown University, just completed a three and a half year project identifying the intricate network of co-conspirators in the kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Palantir provided its software platform to the investigators to support analysis of the data and help identify the links between the key actors involved in that heinous crime. The Pearl Project was co-directed by former Wall Street Journal reporter and friend of Daniel Pearl, Asra Nomani, and Barbara Feinman Todd, Journalism director in Georgetown University’s English Department.
Check out CPI’s post about the Project, the full report, or take a look at a chart of the key figures in the crime. The videos below show examples of how Palantir’s software enabled the investigators to uncover, analyze, and understand the network.