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Crime prevention

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Mark Coates, McGill University

Project team: 
Dr. Nando de Freitas, University of British Columbia
Dr. Arnaud Doucet, University of British Columbia
Dr. Frank Ferrie, McGill University
Dr. T. Kirubarajan, McMaster University
Dr. Michael Rabbat, McGill University
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

With the widespread deployment of networked sensors and cameras throughout cities, there is an incredible opportunity for improving safety and security. Surveillance networks incorporate cameras mounted on traffic lights and overpasses, mobile cameras attached to emergency vehicles, and chemical and biological sensors for detecting dangerous contaminants. Surveillance networks can comprise several thousand sensors and cameras throughout a city.