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Computer Vision Enabled Multimedia Forensics and People Identification

Objective

Forensics is a well-established science that aims at applying various disciplines to the law, both civil and criminal, in order to solve questions related to crime. It is mainly concerned with proving and investigating infringements, identifying perpetrators and describing modus operandi. Biometrics, on the other hand, is a relatively new science that aims at measuring and analysing a person's unique characteristics, both behavioural and physical. It is mainly concerned with the development of technological solutions to extract and evaluate a person's biometric data mainly for verification and identification purposes.

The potential of applying biometrics to forensics comes natural as several forensic questions rely on identifying, or verifying the identity, of people allegedly involved in crime. Although these two scientific communities have operated in relative isolation over the past couple of decades, forensic biometrics have been successfully applied through the development automatic fingerprint identification systems (AFIS), and most recently, through the development of face recognition systems. The potential of forensics biometrics, however, can be extended to other biometric traits, such as iris and gait analysis.

This proposal also aims at consolidating the integration of multimedia forensics into the forensic science. Multimedia forensics is concerned with the development of scientific methods to extract, analyse and categorize digital evidence derived from multimedia sources, such as imaging devices. For example, developing technologies to identify, categorise and classify the source of images and video, as well as to authenticate and verify the integrity of their content. Since the enabling technologies in multimedia forensics are similar to those used for identification and verification purposes in biometric forensics, the integration of these areas is seamless.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /social sciences/law
  • /medical and health sciences/other medical sciences/forensic science

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 675 000

Participants (5)

EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 351 000
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 486 000
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIAL CURRENCIES MANAGEMENT S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Emili Grahit Street 91
17003 Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (11)

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Administration Building 360
48824 East Lansing, Michigan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Zhongguancun East Road Haidian 95
100080 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS
Brazil
Address
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Sn
13083 875 Campinas Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Hong Kong
Address
224 Waterloo Road Kowloon Tong Kowloon
00 000 Hong Kong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Singapore
Address
Nanyang Avenue 50
639798 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Wushan Road 381 Guangdong
510641 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
University Heights
07102 1982 Newark Nj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INDRAPRASTHA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEHLI
India
Address
Nsit Campus Library Building 3Rd
110078 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Australia
Address
Camperdown Campus Arundel St 71/79
2006 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE APLICACIONES TECNOLOGICAS DE AVANZADA
Cuba
Address
Calle 7Ma No 21812 Entre 218 Y 222 Playa
12200 La Habana
Activity type
Research Organisations
MONASH UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SDN BHD
Malaysia
Address
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
47500 Bandar Sunway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)