Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering
Professor, Computer Science & Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments
Director, Teamcore Research Group on Agents and Multiagent Systems
University of Southern California
3737 Watt Way, Powell Hall of Engineering 410, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: (213)740-6447. Email: tambe @usc.edu Curriculum vitae [pdf]
Short bio: Milind Tambe is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC).
He is a fellow of AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial
Intelligence), recipient of the ACM (Association for Computing
Machinery) Autonomous Agents Research Award, as well as recipient of the
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award. In addition, he is also the receipient of
the "influential paper award" from the
International Foundation for Agents and Multiagent Systems, the INFORMS Wagner prize for excellence in
Operations Research practice, the Rist Prize of the Military Operations
Research Society, US Coast Guard First District's Operational Excellence Award, Certificate of Appreciation from the US
Federal Air Marshals Service, special commendation given by the Los Angeles World Airports
police from the city of Los Angeles, IBM Faculty Award, Okawa foundation faculty research award, the RoboCup scientific challenge award,
USC Viterbi School of Engineering use-inspired research award, USC Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring award
and the ACM recognition of service award.
Prof. Tambe and his research group's papers have been selected as best papers
at a number of premier Artificial Intelligence Conferences and workshops; these have
included multiple best paper awards at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems and
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Additionally, the "security games" algorithms pioneered by his Teamcore research group have been
deployed for real-world use by several agencies including the US Coast Guard, the US Federal Air Marshals service, LAX Police and
the LA Sheriff's Department; this research has also recently led to his co-founding ARMORWAY, a security resource optimization company, where he
serves on the board of directors. Prof. Tambe received his Ph.D. from the
School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Current research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, Computational and behavioral game theory, Agent-based simulations, Planning under uncertainty, Crowd simulations,
as well as Social network interactions and contagion. This research, driven by real-world practical challenges of security of our critical national infrastructure, sustainability of our natural
resources and energy, and public safety, requires interdisciplinary partnerships,
such as with the Game theory and human behavior group, which I founded at USC.
Recent : I have co-founded ARMORWAY, a company based on our research on game theory, focused on software and services for risk mitigation and security resource optimization.
Below, some images of activities from 2011 (from left to right): IFAAMAS Influential paper award lecture, Daniel H Wagner Prize of the INFORMS society, Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Award for Homeland Security,
a video highlighting our work on security using game theory, and my recent book.