Multimodal Biometric Techniques for Forensics Tools

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration September 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-04722-en

Purpose and goal

The objective is to renew the cooperation between KTH and NFC. NFC will gain from cutting-edge research on biometrics and KTH professors gain from the exposure to real-world problems. The purpose is to study how to develop multimodal person-identification tools based on an integration of face, iris and fingerprint information into body with performance markedly better than existing person identification tools in Swedish forensics. The goal will be that the tools to be developed would allow for improved identification of suspects in video surveillance videos.

Expected results and effects

1. A clear picture of existing and future challenges of person identification in video surveillance. 2. A comprehensive picture of what has been done previously around the topics and state of the art person identification techniques in video surveillance 3. Critical reviews on related information sources. 4. A good scientific foundation will be established for multimodal person identification. 5. A technical roadmap of developing multimodal person identification techniques into forensic tools. 6. A concrete action plan, including next steps, key research issues and activities.

Planned approach and implementation

Prof. Haibo Li will work on the project in NFC for three months during the period: September of 2018 till , April of 2019. Prof. Li will work with Dr. Peter Bergstrom and his research group in NFC. A joint project team including representatives from NFC and KTH will be set up. During the project period two workshops on multimodal biometrics and ethical and privacy are planned with a goal of attracting both researchers from KTH and other universities and forensic scientists and security practitioners from NFC.

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