Game Theory and National Security
Computational game theory can help us build decision-aids for such efficient security resource allocation. Indeed, casting the security allocation problem as a Bayesian Stackelberg game, we have developed new algorithms that are deployed over multiple years in multiple applications.
The Urban Commerce and Security Study (UCASS) at USC CREATE
Stephen C. Hora, Heather Rosoff and Samrat Chatterjee describe the Urban Commerce and Security Study (UCASS), one of the research projects under way at USC's Department of Homeland Security-funded research center, CREATE (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events).
CREATE Distinguished Speaker Series - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
CREATE hosted Daveed Gartenstein-Ross for its Distinguished Speaker Series on August 4, 2011. His lecture is titled, “Bin Laden's Legacy."
Creating Dialogue: Radicalization, Law Enforcement, and Civil Rights
On March 10th, 2011 U.S. Congressional Representative Peter King (R-NY) convened a hearing on “The extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." The focus of this hearing was to explore alleged trends into the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S. In the spirit of creating dialogue, a coalition of students at the University of Southern California have worked with the Office of Religious LIfe (ORL) and Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) in organizing a panel discussion that will focus on this hearing in the context of Radicalization, Law Enforcement, and Civil Rights. The panel will be anchored by Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who was the only law enforcement official that testified in this original hearing that was held in Washington D.C.
CREATE Executive Program 2013
The Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California (USC) is a unique course designed to challenge international counter-terrorism leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving terrorism threat.
(Port Resilience Operation Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism) for the U.S. Coast Guard improved effectiveness of on-the-water patrols.
CREATE Distinguished Speaker Series - Marc Sageman
CREATE hosted Marc Sageman for its Distinguished Speaker Series on April 19, 2011. His lecture is titled, `"Recent Trends in Global Neo-Jihadi Terrorism in the West."
Michael Chertoff - Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
You are invited to watch a webcast of the CREATE Distinguished Speakers Series, featuring Michael Chertoff and his lecture about “Emerging Threats to our Nation’s Security," hosted by the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), a DHS Center of Excellence, at USC on November 4, 2010.
To Stay or Not to Stay: "The Day After" 50000 Deaths from an Anthrax Release (USC CREATE Project)
Get a glimpse into the projects of USC's Department of Homeland Security-funded research center, CREATE. This risk-perception project focuses on an anthrax release in the city of Seattle. Awareness of individuals' health and livelihood objectives, perceptions of risk, and ongoing uncertainties during and following a disaster situation has the potential to be extremely useful to policy makers managing the response and recovery process.
ARMOR: Leveraging Game Theory for Security (USC CREATE Project)
Learn about some of the research projects at USC's Department of Homeland Security-funded research center, CREATE. The ARMOR project for optimal randomized allocation of limited security resources using game theory has been deployed at LAX, TSA, Boston Harbor and the Federal Air Marshals. Initiated by a USC doctoral student and further developed by graduate students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, this novel system has endless applications.
PortSec: Risk-Based Port Security Resource Allocation (USC CREATE Project)
Find out about the research projects of USC's Department of Homeland Security-funded research center, CREATE. This video highlights “PortSec," a risk-based port security resource allocation system that decision-makers can use to evaluate the costs and benefits of allocating various security resources to reduce risk from terrorist attacks while minimizing impact on port business operations.