Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematics

An increasing global reliance on—and demand for—heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. Public places, such as shopping malls, banks, transportation hubs, museums, and parking lots, frequently benefit from cameras and motion detectors, which identify suspicious and unwelcome activity. However, placing security sensors to optimize resource management and system performance…

Mathematician: even though you won't win Powerball, you could improve chances of winning alone by the numbers you pick

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Lottery officials have announced the Powerball jackpot has reached its second highest figure in history – $700 million, to be exact. Once again, jackpot dreamers are flocking to convenience stores and supermarkets in search of their golden ticket. A Georgia Tech mathematician who calculates probability for a living has this…