Machine learning and feature extract of DNA profiles

What are we doing?

Analysing DNA profiles from crime scenes is a manual process requiring input from a Forensic Investigator before it is put through analysis software to identify potential suspects. We are developing an artificial intelligence or ‘AI’ method to aid the processing of DNA profiles ensuring consistency and reducing variability.

Why are we doing it?

Some of the decisions made by expert examiners on DNA evidence can be arbitrary and opaque in the final report provided as part of a criminal case. Different examiners may make different decisions which affect the results of the analysis. An automated system can be more systematic and require less input from the examiner.

Project overview

Start date
1 May 2018
Project Lead
Christian Cole

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