Chris Charalambous wins “Best Poster Presentation” at ICDP 2015.

Congratulations to Christoforos Charalambous (BICV Group), who won the prize for “Best Poster Presentation” at the 6th IET Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, held in London, 15-17 July 2015. This study – at the boundary between biomechanics and biometrics – investigates how viewing angle affects the performance of identity recognition using a person’s gait, particularly through the use of joint kinematics. Chris visualised how the accuracy of identity recognition varies with the spatial relationship between a security camera and the trajectory of a person captured using that camera. In addition, he showed how the accuracy of model-based gait recognition depends on the elevation angle of the camera, information which is likely to be useful for companies installing surveillance equipment. Chris’s prize was sponsored by the IEEE.