IIT-H teams up with city police to enhance safety of citizens

May 04, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:35 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Collaborating for security:IIT Hyderabad Director U.B. Desai and Commissioner of Police M. Mahender Reddy exchanging copies of the MoU in the city on Tuesday. –Photo: By Arrangement

Collaborating for security:IIT Hyderabad Director U.B. Desai and Commissioner of Police M. Mahender Reddy exchanging copies of the MoU in the city on Tuesday. –Photo: By Arrangement

Considering the need for excelling in areas of advanced technology, the city police on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Hyderabad for enhancing the safety and security of citizens.

IIT Hyderabad Director U.B. Desai and Commissioner of Police M. Mahender Reddy exchanged the copies of the MoU in the presence of other police officers and faculty members from the IIT Hyderabad. The MoU will be valid for a period of three years and could be extended.

Some areas for collaboration identified by both the institutions include technology intervention deliverables based on video and data streams from various sources across locations, seamless integration and interoperability of deliverables with other technology solutions and comprehensive search engine to provide the exact and possible results from single or multiple video streams.

On the traffic front, the police would seek their help in innovative technological interventions in the areas of Integrated Traffic Management Systems. Enhancement of recorded video image quality or recorded video for facial recognition, data analysis based on the evidences collected at incident location and video / data mining from multiple sources and various applications.

The Hyderabad Commissioner said that their initiative would go a long way in improving the standards of police service delivery to all citizens with the use of high-end technologies supported by the research, innovation and technical expertise of the IIT, Hyderabad.

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