Computer-Graphic Facial Reconstruction
- John Clement, Professor & Foundation Chair in Forensic Odontology, School of Dental Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- Murray Marks, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee
This unique books looks at a cost-efficient, fast and accurate means of facial reconstruction--from segmented, decomposed, or skeletal remains--using computer-graphic and computational means.Computer-Graphic Facial Reconstruction is designed as a valuable resource for those scientists designing new research projects and protocols, as well as a practical handbook of methods and techniques for medico-legal practitioners who actually identify the faceless victims of crime. It looks at a variety of approaches: artificial intelligence using neural networks, case-based reasoning, Baysian belief systems, along with a variety of imaging methods: radiological, CT, MRI and the use of imaging devices.The methods described in this book complement, or may even replace, the less-reliable, more traditional means of securing identification by presumptive means, i.e., recognition of clothing, personal effects and clay reconstruction.
Researchers in craniofacial identification and facial reconstruction; pathologists; anthropologists; odontologists; vrime scene technicians; victimsâ advocates; oral, plastic, and maxillofacial surgeons; auxologists (craniofacial growth scientists); computer scientists; applied mathematicians; digital and medical imaging professionals; archaeologists and historians; police computer specialist services; students in many branches of the forensic sciences