Computer-Assisted 3d Morphometrics For Human Identification

Grant number: DP0451531

Abstract

This project anticipates the rapid adoption by security services of comparative 3-D facial morphometrics for the identification of "persons of interest" and the concomitant creation of large databases of such characteristics. Anatomical knowledge will be used to refine new Japanese software which semi-automatically matches 3D facial landmarks and morphology between suspect and database and to validate its use in Australia. We build on current collaborative research by the applicants in Australia and Japan with funding provided by both governments. Our research has validated comparative facial morphometrics for suspect identification and underpinned the use of facial scanning by police throug..

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