A lot of people watched the Anna Haz- A are drama unfold; many with opti- mism, some with scepticism, yet oth- ers with trepidation. Bruce Beuno de Mesquita was probably the only one who took it all in with disappoint- ment. “I followed the case and thought, too bad I don’t have the data to analyse this. It would have been a perfect opportunity to apply my model,” says Mesquita.
A paper written by Jason Tsai, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering received the Best Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents in Reykjavik, Iceland. The paper, Empirical Evaluation of Computational Emotional Contagion Models, was also authored by Stacy Marsella of ICT, Milind Tambe of the Viterbi School, and Emma Bowring of the University of the Pacific. The award-winning research compares the ability of two computer models to reproduce two real crowd panic scenes. In the paper the authors... Read more about ICT News Article: ICT and Viterbi Researchers Win Best Paper Award at IVA 2011
Certificate of Appreciation for IRIS, U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service Recipient: Milind Tambe
Milind Tambe of CS has received another certificate of appreciation, this time from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Federal Air Marshals (FAMS) for his work on the Intelligent Randomization in Scheduling (IRIS) airport security program, a scheduling assistant that strategically places air marshals on U.S. commercial flights, IRIS won a best paper award at the Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Tambe heads the...