Thanh Hong Nguyen

PhD Candidate, Computer Science Department

Short Bio

I am a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Computer Science at University of Southern California. I am working with Prof. Milind Tambe at TEAMCORE. I joined USC in fall 2011, before which I got my BSc from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam in Jun 2010.

My research interests include game-theoretic modeling, robust solution techniques, and behavioral modeling for real-world security applications. In particular, I have been focusing on developing efficient robust algorithms for handling worst-case cenario of uncertainties in Stackelberg Security Games. Furthermore, I am working on predicting decision-making of human adversaries based on their activity history and incorporate that model into computing the optimal protection strategy for security agencies or the defender. In particular, I have been building/learning new models of adversary behaviors based on both real-world and laboratory security data.

Current Projects

Game Theory for Security

Game theory, Machine Learning and Environmental Crime

Algorithmic Experimental Game Theory and Human Behavior


Office: 300 Salvatori Computer Science Center
University of Southern California
941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA, 90089
Email: thanhhng [AT] usc [DOT] edu

Phone: (213)-880-5695