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Computer vision system for border security

Jacobs School electrical engineers recently deployed a novel multi-camera, computer-vision network on a key commercial bridge crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. City police in Eagle Pass , TX are now using the system to detect criminal activity and ensure smooth traffic flow around the Camino Real International Bridge.

"Project Eagle Eyes is a real-world testbed for continued UCSD research into visual semantics learning using distributed interactive video arrays for safety and security," says professor Mohan Trivedi, whose work is supported by the Technical Support Working Group. The system's hardware costs less than $100,000 and could serve as a model for other law enforcement agencies that protect bridges, borders and other critical infrastructure.