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Tatt-c 2015 workshop Proceedings

This page is intended as a permanent archive of the presentations given at the Tattoo Recognition Technology - Challenge (Tatt-C) Workshop 2015. Please note that due to data sensitivities, some presentations could not be made publicly available.

Opening Remarks and Welcome

  • Barbara Guttman on behalf of Shahram Orandi, NIST, "Welcome to the First Tattoo Recognition Technology Challenge Workshop"*
  • Eric Phillips, Biometric Center of Excellence, FBI, "Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE)" *

Tatt-C Overview

  • Mei Ngan, NIST, "NIST Tatt-C Overview"*

Operational Perspectives Presentations

  • Debra Tennant, SMT and Symbols Program, FBI, "Scars, Marks, Tattoos & Symbols Overview"
  • Dan Olson, Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit, FBI Laboratory, "Tattoo, Graffiti and Symbol Identification, A Codebreaker's Perspective"
  • Jim Cole, Homeland Security Investigations, DHS & Laura Carroll, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, "The Use of Tattoo Detection and Recognition to Rescue Child Victims"
  • Amanda Noxon, Michigan State Police, "Michigan State Police, Biometrics and Identification Division, Digital Analysis and Identification Section"

Workshop Session 1

  • Brad Wing, NIST, "Data Transmission Standards for Information About and Images of Tattoos" *
  • Steve Tomanovich, Compass Technical Consulting, "Image Quality Metrics to Standardize Tattoo Capture Methods" *
  • Benoît Le Bonhomme, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, "NIST Tatt-C Challenge Workshop Review" *
  • Peter Lo, MorphoTrak, "Discussion on Tattoo Recognition and NIST Tatt-C Tests" *

Workshop Session 2

  • Edward Delp, Purdue University, "GARI: A Gang Tattoo and Graffiti System"
  • Landis Huffman, MITRE, "MITRE Tatt-C Approaches and Lessons Learned"
  • Daniel Manger, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, "There's Nothing Like (More) Data"

Wrap-up and Adjourn

Mei Ngan, NIST, "Workshop Wrap-up"


Tatt-C links

Past and Current publications
Tatt-C homepage


* Some presentations are offline for content review.
Created June 8, 2015, Updated September 21, 2016