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...
CREATE researcher Milind Tambe along with Fernando Ordonez received the award for their paper, "Software assistants for Patrol Planning for LAX, the Federal Air Marshals Service (FAMS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)".
CREATE's ARMOR reasearch team, led by Dr. Milind Tambe, was presented the Commander, First Coast Guard District's Operational Excellence Award for their work on the PROTECT project being carried out at Boston Harbor.
David Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society
Recipients: Milind Tambe and Fernando Ordonez
Milind Tambe of the Computer Science (CS) and Epstein departments has won a third honor this year, along with Fernando Ordonez (formerly of Epstein and CS) and their research team. In being selected winners of the 2011, David Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS), the team was acknowledged for their work on “Software assistants for patrol planning for Los Angeles International Airport, the U.S. Federal Air Marshals Service...
Two USC Viterbi School of Engineering professors have received highly competitive and sought-after five-year grants for interdisciplinary basic research. Daniel Lidar and Milind Tambe won Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MURI) support to lead multi- institutional efforts in their respective fields. The Department of Defense awarded $191 million in grants through the MURI program this year. USC joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University in the elite lineup of institutions receiving two 2011 MURI grants.
Best Paper – 2011 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Recipient: Milind Tambe with TEAMCORE and CREATE
Milind Tambe , an expert in artificial intelligence and autonomous and multiagent systems in the Computer Science and Epstein Departments, members of his TEAMCORE Research Group, and members of USC Viterbi’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), have received yet another award for their GameTheoretic Unpredictable and Randomly Deployed Security system (GUARDS). Tambe; his Ph.D. student/...
By Laura Williams Studying robot interactions is not typically a career path that leads to a central role in infrastructure security – after all, the Department of Homeland Security doesn’t trust just anyone with vital information about the nation’s critical structures.
Unlikely though it was, it was exactly that research interest that led Milind Tambe, a computer science professor at the University of Southern California, to a project helping the U.S. Coast Guard create a complex patrol schedule that the Port of Boston has been piloting for the past month.