2012

Viterbi News Article: Daniel H. Wagner Prize Awarded to USC Teamcore

October 30, 2012

The Daniel H. Wagner Prize, which is awarded annually at the INFORMS Conference, recognized the joint team of USC/US Coast Guard researchers for their work on the PROTECT system. This program has been deployed by the US Coast Guard in Boston and New York, to provide intelligent (game-theoretic) randomization of Coast Guard patrols to protect important targets at the ports. Part of the CREATE research effort (National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events), the winning paper is entitled “A...

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Airport Technology Article: Game theory: introducing randomness to airport security

July 26, 2012

Can mathematical modelling and game theory be used to make airport security less predictable to aggressors? Teamcore, a US research team working with the TSA and Los Angeles Airport, is working to prove that it can. Chris Lo talks to Teamcore principal investigator Professor Milind Tambe to find out more.

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Defense Media Network Article: The Port Resiliency for Operational/Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism Model

July 10, 2012

The 1960s TV comedy Hogan’s Heroes featured a group of Allied World War II prisoners of war (POWs) who were housed in a camp run by a bunch of bumbling jailers. The POWs were able to strike against Germany from the camp due in large part to the predictable routine of the guards’ patrols. Led by “Sgt. Shultz” (played by actor John Banner), the guards followed the same routine every day and night. In simplest terms, the POWs knew that every day at 10 a.m. the guard patrolling the southern part of...

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Viterbi News Article: Professor Milind Tambe Receives Prestigious 2012 IBM Faculty Award

June 4, 2012

Milind Tambe, Professor of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been chosen to receive a highly prestigious IBM Faculty Award for his proposed research, “Towards Smarter Government and Smarter Cities: Computational Game Theory for Public Safety and Welfare”.

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Viterbi News Article: IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for 2012

April 25, 2012

The Influential Paper Award seeks to recognize publications that have made influential and long-lasting contributions to the field. Candidates for this award are papers that have proved a key result, led to the development of a new subfield, demonstrated a significant new application or system, or simply presented a new way of thinking about a topic that has proved influential.

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