Craniofacial Superimposition in Forensic Identification using Genetic Algorithms

Lucia Ballerini, Óscar Cordón, Sergio Damas, José Santamaria, I. Aleman, M. Botella

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Craniofacial superimposition is a process that aims to identify a person by overlaying a photograph and a model of the skull. This process is usually carried out manually by forensic anthropologists; thus being very time consuming and presenting several difficulties in finding a good fit between the 3D model of the skull and the 2D photo of the face. In this paper we present a fast and automatic procedure to tackle the superimposition problem. The proposed method is based on real-coded genetic algorithms. Synthetic data are used to validate the method. Results on a real case from our Physical Anthropology lab of the University of Granada are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Assurance and Security, 2007. IAS 2007. Third International Symposium on
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages429 - 434
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2876-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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