Developing and Assessing Composite Production Technology

Police commonly create composite pictures of criminals in order to aid their search for suspects. Traditionally, composites have been created from large sets of pictures or line drawings of features, (e.g. eyes, mouths, noses, hair). Such systems produce poor likenesses. 3D Sherlock Software is a computer-based program for developing facial composites that relies on three dimensional facial images. The program works iteratively based on images selected by users to move towards a better and better likeness of the target individual. This internship will test the effectiveness of the facial composite software for producing recognizable faces with volunteer participants using the software. The results will assist in guiding software modifications to address limitations and increase the success rate of recognition and thus the ultimate usefulness of the system to police.This project is in partnership with PRECARN.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. R.C. L. Lindsay


Jamal Mansour, Michelle Bertrand, Natalie Kalmet


3D Sherlock Software




Information and communications technologies


Queen's University



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