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Game theory can help predict crime before it occurs

Oct. 20, 2014—About a decade ago, the hit movie Minority Report featured a police force that could predict crimes and swoop in before they happened. That kind of crime fighting may not be far off if a team headed by Eugene Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, has its way. While the movie cops...

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Speaker creates game theory framework to tackle terrorism attacks

Oct. 31, 2013—A computer software system based on game theory was installed nine months ago at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the eighth busiest ports in the world – to protect the area’s harbors against terrorism attacks. The anti-terrorism system, called Port Resilience Operational/Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism system (Armor-Protect) and deployed by...

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Vanderbilt engineers, medical researchers play major role in new national center established to secure the privacy of electronic health information

Jun. 1, 2010—Slowly but steadily the U.S. health care community is moving into the digital age: shifting their medical records from paper to electronic information systems. This movement raises serious concerns about security and privacy of patients’ medical information. In an attempt to put these concerns to rest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has...

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