Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced that it is partnering with the
Duke University Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering, Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, in a "deep learning" digital
solution project to advance airport checkpoint x-ray system screening
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has entered into a
contract with Duke University for this deep learning initiative to
refine and apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques in the
security space. In this case, Duke and SDI will partner to apply the
deep learning methodology to enhance the capabilities of checkpoint
Dan Gelston, President of SDI, said, "We must continue to invest in
digital solutions to remain at the forefront of technology. This
partnership, combined with our focus on innovation and experience in
threat detection, leads the security industry in the development of
state-of-the-art methodsto help make the world a safer place."
The principal investigators for this effort will be Professor Lawrence
Carin at Duke University and Dr. Kristofer Roe of Smiths Detection Inc.
Professor Carin has more than 27 years of experience and is also Vice
Provost of Research for Duke. Dr. Roe, currently Director, R&D - Imaging
for SDI, is responsible for imaging technology research and development
in the areas of screening and aviation security. Dr. Roe was also the
principal investigator of the NextGen Checked Baggage Program (Manhattan
II) program with TSA.
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat
detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation,
homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and
history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to
provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly
changing chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well
as weapons, dangerous goods, contraband and narcotics.
Our goal is simple - to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of
movement upon which the world depends. For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com
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