By Benjamin Kuipers Published Aug. 25, 2004 1:14 a.m.
Terrorism expert Benjamin Kuipers lays out a step-by-step process for defeating terrorism. Calling the Iraq war a major step backward in the fight against terror, Kuipers writes that mutual trust between communities is an important weapon against the spread of terrorism, as is trust between those communities and their authorities. Once trust is established, Kuipers claims, people turn terrorists in to the police.
About Benjamin Kuipers | Benjamin Kuipers holds an endowed Professorship in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He investigates the representation of commonsense and expert knowledge, with particular emphasis on the e?ective use of incomplete knowledge. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, and his Ph.D. from MIT. His research accomplishments include developing the TOUR model of spatial knowledge in the cognitive map, the QSIM algorithm for qualitative simulation, the Algernon system for knowledge representation, and the Spatial Semantic Hierarchy model of knowledge for robot exploration and mapping. He has served as Department Chairman and is a Fellow of AAAI and IEEE.