Smiths Detection-Duke University Alliance to Apply Deep Learning Tech for Airport Security

Smiths Detection and Duke University’s Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering have forged a partnership to study deep learning techniques that could boost the screening capacity of airport checkpoint x-ray systems.

The company said Friday the partnership is part of Duke University’s contract with the Transportation Security Administration that aims to apply machine learning technology in the area of security.

Lawrence Carin, vice provost of research at Duke University, and Kristofer Roe, director of research and development at Smiths Detection, will serve as principal investigators for the research project.

Smiths Detection offers threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets.

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