Tag Archives: forensics

Meet Sargur Srihari

Have you ever wondered how scientists and crime scene investigators use handwriting to solve crimes? We’ve interviewed Professor Sargur Srihari about how handwriting can be used as evidence. He created an automated system that uses computers to identify patterns in handwriting and other forensic evidence. The system is used all over the world and has helped solve crimes and has been used to convict criminals!

Professor Srihari’s research led to the first large-scale handwritten address interpretation systems in the world. Read More

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Development of Forensic Software to detect original paintings is not easy!

The most expensive painting ever…

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Try Your Hand at Biometrics!

Have you ever wanted to solve a crime, or do detective work? There are many ways to get involved in sleuthing! One way is to explore some of the methods and technologies used by the experts who are trying to solve a crime. For example biometrics is now used in many areas to help identify a unique person by examining one or more of their physical or behavioral traits. There are two main types of biometric identifiers: physiological and behavioral. Read More

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Engineering the Answer

It’s a dark and stormy night. Red and blue revolving lights reflect off the wet brick and highlight the steam rising out of a sewer grate. As the camera pans down we see a sea of police cars and an area cordoned off with yellow police tape. Crime scene investigators snap pictures of every surface, collect samples of blood, paint, and other trace evidence, dust for fingerprints, and bag objects that might be relevant to the investigation. Read More

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TIPS AND ADVICE

Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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IEEE SPOTLIGHT

Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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