Komputer rozstawia policjantów, przestępcy trudniej przejść
Program opracowany na Uniwersytecie Południowej Kalifornii (USC) w Los Angeles pomaga policjantom optymalnie chronić terminale na lotnisku i samoloty. Komputer gra z terrorystami w skomplikowaną zgadywankę. Badania pokazują, że bezpieczeństwo pasażerów wyraźnie wzrosło, od kiedy zajmują się nim nie tylko ludzie.
Success of Viterbi School's "keep the bad guys guessing" program at LAX leads to new partnership
Representatives from the Federal Air Marshals Service (FAMS) visited USC September 29 to explore how the ARMOR system created by Department of Computer Science researchers could be integrated into its operations, with tests possible early next year.
The delegation of three FAMS analysts spent the day with CS Professor Milind Tambe, post-doctoral research associate Chris Kiekintveld, and graduate students Shyamsunder Rathi and Jason Tsai, receiving a complete...
A Washington, D.C., think tank says it has pioneered a way to simulate, through advanced computer technology, the spread of an infectious disease on a national scale using both biological and sociological data.
Information about how the disease is transmitted can be combined with statistics from the census on 300 million–plus Americans in more than 31,000 ZIP codes—all into one image. These data—compiled in compliance with relevant privacy laws—include traits such as age, income, and the proximity of people to others. As a result, homeland...
(March 2008) There's safety (and security) in numbers … especially when those numbers are random. That’s the lesson learned from a DHS-sponsored research project out of the University of Southern California (USC). The research is already helping to beef up security at LAX airport in Los Angeles, and it could soon be used across the country to predict and minimize risk.
Here’s how it works: Basically, computer software records the locations of routine, random vehicle checkpoints and canine searches at the airport. Police...
Game theory algorithm improves security by putting police on unpredictable schedules
Police at Los Angeles International Airport are using a computer science doctoral dissertation to help make their operations so unpredictable that would-be terrorists could not target the airport’s facilities.
Terrorists can spend 18 to 36 months in surveillance of a potential target looking for vulnerabilities and patterns in security, said James Butts, deputy executive director of law enforcement for Los Angeles airports.