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 and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.” The Rist Prize recognizes the practical benefit that sound operations research can have on real life decision making and seeks the best implemented military operations research study from those submitted. Presented annually, the Rist Prize is named after former MORS director. Tambe has won several other awards in the last two years for his work on the ARMOR, IRIS, GUARDS and PROTECT multi-agent security systems for airports and other gateways, including a Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland Security Award for Border and Transportation Security, two U.S. Department of Defense Grants, an ACM SIGART Agents Research Award, and special commendation from the Los Angeles International Airport police. Tambe is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
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