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USC CREATE: CREATE DETLOF VON WINTERFELDT OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD, 2020: PROFESSOR MILIND TAMBE

December 26, 2020

The Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) is proud to announce Milind Tambe is the first recipient of the CREATE Detlof von Winterfeldt Outstanding Research Award. Dr. Tambe is the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Research in Computation and Society. He was one of the original researchers at CREATE, beginning in 2004 and continuing until his departure for Harvard in 2018. He is now contributing as one of CREATE’s 14 External Senior Research Fellows. 

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Mongabay News: "Where to patrol next: ‘Netflix’ of ranger AI serves up poaching predictions"

December 26, 2020
  • The PAWS AI system, developed out of Harvard University, uses data about past poaching and game theory to predict where rangers are most likely to find poaching activity next.
  • PAWS has been field tested in Cambodia and Uganda, and will soon roll out worldwide, available with the next update of a global data tool called SMART.
  • Subsequent versions of the system will also feature a tool that recommends the best route for rangers to travel in their patrols.

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The Brillant: "Milind Tambe: matchmaking AI experts and non-profits can make the world a better place"

December 26, 2020

“Too often the public sees AI as a great unknown and something to be feared, but actually it has extraordinary potential for societal and environmental wellbeing,” says Tambe.

Tambe, who is Director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University and Director of AI for Social Good at Google India, wants AI researchers interested...

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