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18 February 2011

CrimeVis - A Tool for Video Forensics

Presented By Dr Iffat Zafar, Research Associate, Department of Computer Science,Loughborough University & Dr Min Jiang, Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
  • 3.00pm
  • N225, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: CrimeVis is a UK Technology Strategy Board funded project (£1M) that brought together a number of UK companies (Visimetrics, OmniPerception, PERA Innovations), the UK CCTV user group and Digital Imaging Research Group, Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University to design and build a forensic tool for CCTV video surveillance. The need for such a tool was severely felt after the London bombings furing which the Metropolitan Police utilised the services of 30 police CCTV analysts for a month before they could locate the suspected bombers. If a computer based tool is able to pre-annotate a video in a hierarchical manner it would be possible to perform as many complicated forensic searches as required, in almost no time. The aim of CrimeVis project was to meet this need.

This seminar will present a general overview of the project followed by a discussion of a number of computer vision algorithms tht were designed, developed and implemented by the DIRG team for the CrimeVis forensic tool. The presenation will be backed by demos. The seminar will also provide an insight into how this demanding project was managed by the two Research Associates, Dr Iffat Zafar and Dr Min Jiang, obtaining valuable help from a number of MSc project students who have sinced joined the department as PhD students.