Hiding in Plain Sight – Using Signals to Detect Terrorists *

  title={Hiding in Plain Sight – Using Signals to Detect Terrorists *},
  author={Atin Basuchoudhary and Laura Razzolini},
In this paper, we study the interaction between a governmental security agency, such as the Transportation Security Agency, or the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and a terrorist organization, such as Al Qaeda. The governmental agency wants to stop the terrorists, but first must infer whether a visa applicant or an airline passenger is a terrorist or not, on the basis of some observable signal. On the other hand, the terrorist organization’s objective is to get past security to commit… CONTINUE READING

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