In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Professor Milind Tambe of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California about his research using artificial intelligence for wildlife conservation. Dr. Tambe describes his team’s use of security games to combat poaching, and his experience deploying his algorithms to inform park ranger schedules internationally.
Dr. Milind Tambe is the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California, and Professor in the Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments. He is a founding co-director of the CAIS Center for AI in Society, where he advises students and conducts research on multiagent teamwork, distributed constraint optimization, and security games. The security games framework developed by Dr. Tambe has been deployed and tested nationally and internationally, and led to his co-founding of company Avata Intelligence.