Brown, Matthew

Full Name: 
Brown, Matthew

Researcher Profile

Researcher
Affiliation: 
Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
Phone: 
+1 4083989465
Office Address: 
3710 McClintock Avenue
RTH 322
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States
Research Expertise: 
Game Theory, Optimization, Operations Research
Bio: 
Matthew Brown is a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate with the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). He is also a member of the TEAMCORE research group at the University of Southern California led by Professor Milind Tambe. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Utah. As a Ph.D. student, he was both a NASA Space Technology Research fellow as well as a Department of Homeland Security Career Development fellow. At a high level, his main research interests are in using game theory, operations research, and mathematical optimization to tackle global challenges such as security and conservation. More specifically, he has examined how game theory can be used to produce strategies for security agencies tasked with protecting critical infrastructure or natural resources against potential adversaries. When developing the underlying mathematical models and solution concepts, a number of assumptions about the domain (player payoffs, player capabilities, etc) must be taken into account. Thus, his research has focused on producing techniques that are robust as possible to the variety of uncertainties that security forces face in the real world. As a result, he has led large-scale research projects for government agencies such as the United States Coast Guard as well as the Transportation Security Administration.
Education: 
DegreeYearUniversity
Ph.D. in Computer Science
2015
University of Southern California
M.S. in Computer Science
2009
University of Utah
B.S. in Computer Science
2009
University of Utah
Professional Experience: 
Organization/CompanyStarting YearTo Present
Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
2015
to Present