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FDP on ‘Research avenues in biometrics and forensic science’ inaugurated

To detect a forgery in documents we still depend on manual process and no technology or involuntary process is introduced,” remarked B K Singh, Inspector General of Police, Southern Region.

Most of the research in biometrics and forensic science is leading to theoretical result, we must move from theoretical approach to practical approach for better inventions in these fields, said B K Singh, Inspector General of Police, Southern Region, here on Friday.

Inaugurating two day faculty development programme on ‘Research avenues in biometrics and forensic science’ organised by Department of Instrumentation Technology and Department of Master of Computer Applications, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Singh stressed on the need for research and new technical invention in instrumentation field. He said “After the 26/11 incident, security became a major issue in the nation and government pumped crores of rupees and introduced various projects like installing CCTVs and other security systems that would help in identifying crimes and criminals. But in reality the biometric systems or CCTVs that are installed are not serving the purpose as expected by the government. Though we collect CCTV footage to investigate a case, the image quality is too low and would not help us in identifying the criminal. Even in the forensic field, only the finger print analysis system has changed. To detect a forgery in documents we still depend on manual process and no technology or involuntary process is introduced, that’s the sad state of biometric and forensic science in our field,” he remarked.

“Today with the evolution of computers in introduction of computer transaction, the public has benefited a lot but it has been a hard job for police as the computer frauds are increasing day-by-day. We require the best technology like face recognition cameras and other biometric and forensic technologies to address various cases that are getting registered. To fulfil this demand we need invention and research on this technology must not be of theoretical research but a practical research,” IGP Singh added.

Director, JSS technical division Dr C Ranganathaiah, Principal Dr Syed Shakeeb Ur Rahman, Vice Principal Dr G M Shashidhara, workshop convers Dr S K Niranjan, Dr V Udhayshankar, coordinators Dr R K Bharathi, M S Mallikarjuna Swamy and others were present.

 

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