University of Southern California
Research Group

Aaron Schlenker

University of Southern California
Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) 300,
941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles,
CA 90089, United States

aschlenk@usc.edu

About Me

I am a second year Phd student in the Department of Computer Science at USC. I am currently working in the Teamcore Research Group with professor Milind Tambe. Broadly, I am interested in applying game theory to a wide variety of fields. Currently, my research interests lie in the intersection of computational game theory and providing security and protection for critical infrastructure such as airports and ports.

My current project focuses on TSA passenger screening. Specifically, when developing the model for the screening of passengers by the TSA many uncertainties are inherent in the domain. The main challenge then is creating a solution algorithm that is robust to the uncertainty while still being computational feasible to ensure it can be used in practice.

Education

University of Southern California
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science
2014 - present

Butler University
Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude
Highest Honors Mathematics & Computer Science
2010 - 2014

Publications

Honors Thesis at Butler University - Generalized Mandelbrot Sets [link]