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Professor Hassan Ugail works on Revolutionary Technology in Fight Against Crime

Published: Thur 23 Jun 2016
Professor Hassan Ugail works on Revolutionary Technology in Fight Against Crime

‌Professor Hassan Ugail, form the School of Media, Design and Technology, has teamed up with Acumé Forensics of Leeds to create a revolutionary technology enabling a high level of facial identification. The system was featured on BBC One's Crimewatch Roadshow programme on Wednesday June 22.

Professor Ugail said:

"We are able to build a 3D model of a face that can be used to identify a person from poor quality or even partial CCTV images in a way that is currently extremely difficult. We are able to highlight unique features so that the image, even if it is partial, works like a fingerprint.

The project also involves integrating databases from police forces across the country, many of which have different operating systems, meaning that our software can access all these databases quickly in order to identify someone."

For further information, please see this University news item.

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