Accession Number : AD1035125

Title :   Security Games Involving Search and Patrolling

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Feb 2014,31 Jan 2017


Personal Author(s) : Alpern,Steve

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Report Date : 28 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report covers work carried out on six topics where significant progress has been made under the grant. All are related to the problem of searching for an unknown Hider. The hider can be stationary, such as an IED (improvised explosive device), or mobile (a terrorist or prey animal), or an abstract concept like Innocent or Guilty in a jury situation. In addition the work on search for a small object, carried out recently, has been published in Alpern and Lidbetter (2015). Related work of Alpern and Baston(2017) on searching for the best candidate among applicants for a job who interview sequentially has been recently published. Work of Alpern and Howard (2016) solves a class of winner-take-all games which include the search game where two searchers try to be the first one to find their target. In all, twelve papers have been published under the grant, including four in Operations Research, two in European Journal of Operational Research, and papers in Management Science, Journal of the Royal Society Interface and Mathematics of Operations Research.

Descriptors :   operations research , patrolling , security , game theory , search theory

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE