Indian origin researcher makes software to boost airport security

November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin  
Guards are usually told to patrol in a random fashion, but being human, they tend to form habits that patient criminals are able to exploit easily.

To help make their rounds less predictable, Praveen Paruchuri and his colleagues at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have created software that simulates various random paths that a guard could take airports and how criminals might react.

Potential rewards, such as catching more criminals, and costs, such as a terrorist explosion, are evaluated for each path, before the software suggests the best route.

Presently the software is being tested at the Los Angeles International airport (LAX), reports New Scientist magazine. (ANI)

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