Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland securityGame theory is not new to government.  It has been used by intelligence agencies for more than 20 years to analyze events around the globe and to make predictions about future events. With that in mind, it’s a bit surprising that game theory is only recently being applied to homeland security.  Yet according to Milind Tambe, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Southern California, that’s the case.  And he should know because he directs USC’s Teamcore Research Group, which receives funding from the Department of Homeland Security and is focused on applying artificial intelligence and game theory to optimize security deployments. In 2004, USC was the first university to get a Homeland Security Research Center.  “That was really…


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