Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
Control-theoretic models of environmental crime
Speaker: Alexander B. Vladimirsky, Cornell
Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Date: Oct. 11, 2019, 10 a.m.
We present two control-theoretic models of authorities combating wildlife poaching or illegal logging. Our focus is on path-planning by the perpetrators who have to balance the time and hardship of travel against the probability of detection. In addition to terrain, resource distribution, and patrol densities, we show that the perpetrators' logic is also significantly affected by a possible delay between the detection & confiscation of extracted resources. Joint work with Elliot Cartee.