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EPSRC Reference: GR/S66671/01
Title: International Centre for Advanced Research in Identification Science (ICARIS)- A network proposal
Principal Investigator: Allinson, Professor NM
Other Investigators:
Allen, Professor R Mace, Professor B Hornby, Professor DPJ
Fairhurst, Professor MC Daugman, Dr J Cootes, Professor TF
Solomon, Dr CJ Brennan, Professor MJ Pike, Professor G
Beyleveld, Professor D Nixon, Professor MS Hancock, Professor P
Burke, Professor TA
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Forensic Alliance Ltd Forensic Science Service Ltd LGC Ltd
Police Information Technology Org.
Department: Medicine and Biomedical Science
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 23 February 2004 Ends: 22 August 2006 Value (£): 59,087
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Genomics Image & Vision Computing
Information & Knowledge Mgmt Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Financial Services
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The aim of the network is to promote innovative, integrated and advanced inter-disciplinary research in human identification science in order to meet the national human identification knowledge needs for the forthcoming 5-20 years.The network's aims are unashamedly ambitious, reflecting the diverse scientific specialisations and application areas that encompass human identification, and the significance of human identification in society-in commerce, government, security and the criminal justice system.Rapid and reliable methods for human identification are required for crime prevention and detection in each of these sectors and the specific application areas are diverse. These requirements can only be met through cross-disciplinary integrated research collaborations of the kind this network seeks to foster.The collaborators comprise experts in micro-reactor technology, biomolecular separation, low copy number DNA profiling, facial identification, non-facial biometrics, biometric computation, and the law and ethics of human identification.The network is ideally placed, internationally, to conduct research in multi-modal human identification at a distance-such as combining facial, gait and acoustic biometric data; or DNA detection, purification and profiling at the scene from trace evidence, linked to real time database interrogation, etc.The network is supported by leading stakeholders in human identification in the Criminal Justice System.
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