Crime-Scene Video Analysis Goes High-Tech


The University of Central Florida recently received a $1.3 grant from the National Institute of Justice to fund a two-year project to develop computer-vision technology that will automate the process of monitoring and reviewing thousands of hours of video streams fed from multiple cameras.



According to a UFC Today article by Kimberly J. Lewis, the "technology will be developed to work quickly and handle the large volume of data gathered by the cameras, and will significantly reduce the burden placed on human investigators who perform the work and may produce faster leads for some criminal investigations."

The research team — led by Mubarak Shah — will utilize computer vision, "a field within computer science that uses computers to quickly recognize and analyze patterns, gestures, facial features, and objects in images such as photographs and videos," according to the UFC article.

You can read more about this R&D project here.

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