IIT Mandi partners with Himachal police to fight crime against women and children
Data mining techniques to be used to implement safety protocols
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, has joined hands with the Himachal Pradesh police to set up a joint initiative that will focus on crime against women and children, road safety and analysis of drug trafficking.
The initiative proposes to fight the obstacles faced by the people of Himachal Pradesh using new-age technology and research, specifically data mining technology. Capitalising on the host of benefits that data mining provides, data verticals generated by police teams will be used to design a robust search engine for investigation, intelligence and crime prevention.
Surveillance grids will be developed using CCTV cameras, vehicle information and facial recognition of offenders. Drone surveillance grids will also be set up for traffic and crowd management using high-tech machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Multiple existing platforms, including mobile applications, capacity-building for cybercrime police stations, the use of emerging tools to harness cybercrime investigations, dark web analysis, social media monitoring, cyber patrolling, the formation of state-level immigration, visa and foreigners registration and tracking systems, will be integrated.
In addition to these measures, police personnel will also be trained in using DNA forensic applications for crime investigations, specific analysis of calls made to police control rooms and developing a tourist tracking system.
The team has set quarterly review mechanisms into place to ensure that the project continues effectively and seamlessly.