The socio-technical fabric of our society more and more depends on systems that are constructed as a collective of heterogeneous components and that are tightly entangled with humans and social structures. Their components increasingly need to be able to evolve, collaborate and function as a part of an artificial society.
Video: FoCAS – Connecting Collective Adaptive Systems Research
Milind Tambe is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a fellow of AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), as well as recipient of the ACM/SIGART...
The 33rd annual Academic Honors Convocation celebrated stellar USC students, faculty and administrators at Town & Gown.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias presented the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, to Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Homeland security risk researchers talked about how their work was being used to improve homeland security. They discussed the public’s response to attacks, terrorist behaviors, and potentially vulnerable targets. They spoke at an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The center was the first university research center funded by the Homeland Security Department.
At Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, poachers win more often than not, to the detriment of local animal populations.
Because of limited resources, only 79 wildlife rangers patrol the park’s more than 1,900 square kilometers,oronerangerforaboutevery24kilometers.Compoundingmatters,someneighboring villagers inform poachers of rangers’ comings and goings, making it easier for the bad guys to pierce the alreadyporous securitynetwork.
The USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research honors distinguished intellectual and artistic achievement that has resulted in a significant impact on a discipline at the interface of disciplines, or in the creation of viable new areas of scholarly activity. Two awards are bestowed each year. To learn more about the award.
The terror attack Ajmal Kasab and his accomplices had carried out in Mumbai killing over 150 innocent people in November 2008 has taught the Los Angeles police officers to "expect the unexpected".Based on the Mumbai experience, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has evolved the Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability (MACTAC) to thwart such type of terror attacks if it happened on the US soil.