The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-Master's and post-Doctoral fellowships for their Visiting Scientist Program cohort at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).
What will I be doing?
You will join a cohort of post-graduates in a new endeavor in threat detection technology and applied research, specifically related to synthetic data generation, testing and evaluation. The need to develop synthetic methods to test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed research is new and cutting edge.
The project involves a team of TSL staff and researchers focused on a two-fold approach involving x-ray and millimeter wave regimes. The first component involves creating synthetic signatures of prohibited materials from laboratory computed tomography (CT) data, and inserting these into acquired CT images of passenger baggage. Also, ensuring that the signature and the combined CT image subsequently generated is a high fidelity match to an actual bag and included threat. The second component will use millimeter wave data of actual threats to create synthetic images of personnel with threats for analysis.
Why should I apply?