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Improving Homeland Security Decisions by Detlof von Winterfeldt, Milind Tambe, Ali E. Abbas

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25 Learning to Play Stackelberg Security Games

Avrim Blum, Nika Haghtalab, and Ariel D. Procaccia

As discussed in previous chapters, algorithmic research on Stackelberg security games has had a striking real-world impact. But an algorithm that computes an optimal strategy for the defender can only be as good as the game it receives as input, and if that game is an inaccurate model of reality, then the output of the algorithm will likewise be flawed. Consequently, researchers have introduced Bayesian frameworks that capture uncertainty using a probability distribution over possible games. Others have assumed that the unknown parameters of the game lie within known intervals. These approaches are discussed in Chapter 17 of this book (Kiekintveld ...

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