Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research in Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University.
Director, AI for Social Good at Google Research India.
Maxwell Dworkin 125, SEAS
33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
- Great initiative! t.co/igDO2UZsN3
- Interested in joining @Harvard Center for Research on Computation & Society @hcrcs as a postdoctoral fellow for acad year 2021-22? Key areas of interest incl computing for public health & conservation. To apply (Deadline Dec 1): t.co/XsGPGD7CGG
- Amazing talk today by @StefanoErmon today on Measuring Economic Development from Space with Machine Learning @HCRCS AI for Social Impact seminar series. Recording here: t.co/rs7or7gYib (along with the other talks in the series so far!)
Research and Awards
Previously, his "security games" research was also used on a daily basis (and continues to be used) by agencies such as the US Federal Air Marshals, US Coast Guard and LA Airport, for optimally allocating officers, boats, or other security for improving public safety. This research has led him and his students to receive the US Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation (2013), Certificate of Appreciation from the US Federal Air Marshals Service (2011) and special commendation given by the LAX airport from the city of Los Angeles(2009). Finally, his PAWS system was listed as "Top Tech" of 2018 by IEEE spectrum, and work with algorithms for HIV prevention were listed by Mashable.com in their "26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015".
Prof. Tambe's work at Google Research India, as director for AI for Social Good is seen in this blog post. These projects have successfully transitioned to actual deployment, with a potential to assist NGOs in making a difference in lives of millions of beneficiaries.
Prof. Tambe completed his PhD from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate education at BITS, Pilani, India, which awarded him their Distinguished Alumnus Award (2020).
Teaching and Service
Selected News Stories
- The Economic Times, August 2020: Speed over accuracy as a testing strategy can help in better containment of Covid-19: Milind Tambe
- New York Times, August 2020 (links to this preprint): ‘It’s Kitchen Sink Time’: Fast, Less-Accurate Coronavirus Tests May Be Good Enough
- Time, July 2020 (links to this preprint): America Needs to Radically Rethink Our COVID-19 Testing Approach
- Jagran Josh, July 2020: BITS Pilani announces distinguished alumnus awards
- BBC "People fixing the world", June 2020: How tech is tackling wildlife trafficking
- Forbes, June 2020: 10 Wonderful Examples Of Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Good
- KNX 1070, Los Angeles, News Radio Interview, May 2020 (4 minutes): What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?
- ABC 7, WJLA, Washington DC interview, May 2020: COVID-19 Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
- Harvard University news and Events, May 2020: What is the right strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19?
- Nature Asia, April 2020: Model finds 'middle ground' for India's lockdown exit
- The Daily Beast, April 2020: New Model Shows How Deadly Lifting Georgia’s Lockdown May Be
- Harvard University news and Events, February 2020: Coding for uncertainty increases security
- Financial Times, November 2019: Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation
- The Harvard Crimson, September 2019: New Computer Science Professor Milind Tambe Aims for Social Impact
- BBC World Service, Newsday, August 2019: Using Technology to Take on Poachers
- Viterbi Magazine, April 2019: AI Is For Animals - Software Created By USC Viterbi’s Milind Tambe To Thwart Poachers Could Soon Be Deployed As Part Of The Smart Platform In Up To 600 Protected Areas Worldwide
- AAAI Conference Analytics, January 2019: Who are the most-cited scholars of all time by AAAI papers?
- USC Annenberg Media, November 2018: Artificial intelligence helps wildlife rangers combat poaching
- USC News, August 2018: How artificial intelligence can help us eat better
- IJCAI, July 2018: Milind Tambe Receives IJCAI 2018 John McCarthy Award
- USC Viterbi School of Engineering, May 2018: USC Center for AI in Society Seeks to Reduce Military Suicides
- PC Magazine, April 2018: How AI Can Outsmart Criminals and Improve Society
- VentureBeat, March 2018: AI could help fight the spread infectious disease around the world
- HealthData Management, February 2018: USC algorithm could reduce spread of infectious diseases
- The Tribune, February 2018: New AI system may help check TB spread in India
International Joint Conference on AI John McCarthy Award lecture
[2018, 45 min]
WJLA Interview: Agent-based modeling for COVID-19 [2020, 7 min]
AAMAS Panel: Future of Agents & Multiagent Systems [2020, 5 min]