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Lanza di Scalea awarded NSF/DHS grant for imagery-based surveillance

University of California San Diego structural engineering professor Francesco Lanza di Scalea, a long-time program committee member and author for the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE symposium, has won a grant for work on an imagery-based surveillance technique which uses visible and infrared images to detect and classify suspicious objects such as camouflaged bombs placed at roadside and in airports. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the National Science Foundation.

Lanza di Scalea is one of a handful of researchers in the United States who was awarded the one-time, three-year NSF grant in a program called "Explosives and Related Threats: Frontiers in Prediction and Detection."

Read the complete UCSD announcement for more information.