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+ - LA Airport Uses Random Numbers To Catch Terrorists

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is using randomization software to determine the location and timing of security checkpoints and patrols. The theory is that random security will make it impossible for terrorists to predict the actions of security forces. The ARMOR software, written by computer scientists at the University of Southern California, was initially developed to solve a problem in game theory. Doctoral student Praveen Paruchuri wrote algorithms on how an agent should react to an opponent who has perfect information about the agent's choices.
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LA Airport Uses Random Numbers To Catch Terrorists

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