Episode 15: CSI..A
20 January, 2022
Many of us are familiar with forensic science thanks to series such as CSI or Bones. The protagonists of these series are very fluent in describing characteristics of human remains, such as population, sex, age, etc., or even identify a crime victim without DNA evidence. But in real life, these tasks are very complex. That is why a branch of data science is concerned with providing tools for comparison of morphological characteristics of human remains, or even face reconstruction. These tools have revolutionized forensic science, and are increasingly used. In this episode we interview Sergio Damas, professor at the University of Granada, researcher at the DaSCI institute, and specialist in forensic data science.
Sergio holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Granada. He has published more than 150 scientific papers, including more than 40 articles in JCR indexed journals related to the application of computational intelligence in general and metaheuristics in particular to computer vision and image processing problems, among others. He is currently part of the research team on Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification. He is co-inventor of an international patent commercialized on an intelligent forensic identification system using Soft Computing that received the “IFSA Award for Outstanding Applications of Fuzzy Technology“.
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