2019 Symposium Posters

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Post-Mortem Biometrics


Primary Investigator:
Stephen Elliott

Project Members
Joseph Zweng
The purpose of this research is to determine if commercially available biometric systems, specifically fingerprint and iris, can be utilized on post-mortem individuals. In the event that the identity of a decedent is unknown, it can be difficult for law enforcement to correctly identify the subject. Biometrics could be used if images captured met or exceeded the image quality threshold and the necessary features could be extracted from the image. To complete this research, the International Center for Biometric Research has partnered with the Lafayette Police Department.