Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information

Siddharth Kaza, Tao Wang, Hemanth Gowda, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

The security of border and transportation systems is a critical component of the national strategy for homeland security. The security concerns at the border are not independent of law enforcement in border-area jurisdictions because information known by local law enforcement agencies may provide valuable leads useful for securing the border and transportation infrastructure. The combined analysis of law enforcement information and data generated by vehicle license plate readers at the international borders can be used to identify suspicious vehicles at ports of entry. This not only generates better quality leads for border protection agents but may also serve to reduce wait times for commerce, vehicles, and people as they cross the border. In this paper we use the mutual information concept to identify vehicles that frequently cross the border with vehicles that are involved in criminal activity. We find that the mutual information measure can be used to identify vehicles that can be potentially targeted at the border.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Pages1141-1146
Number of pages6
Volume2005
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 13 2005Sep 16 2005

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Other8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/13/059/16/05

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Law enforcement
License plates (automobile)
National security

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  • Engineering(all)

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Kaza, S., Wang, T., Gowda, H., & Chen, H. (2005). Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information. In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC (Vol. 2005, pp. 1141-1146). [1520212] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2005.1520212

Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information. / Kaza, Siddharth; Wang, Tao; Gowda, Hemanth; Chen, Hsinchun.

IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC. Vol. 2005 2005. p. 1141-1146 1520212.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kaza, S, Wang, T, Gowda, H & Chen, H 2005, Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information. in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC. vol. 2005, 1520212, pp. 1141-1146, 8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vienna, Austria, 9/13/05. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2005.1520212
Kaza S, Wang T, Gowda H, Chen H. Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information. In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC. Vol. 2005. 2005. p. 1141-1146. 1520212 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2005.1520212
Kaza, Siddharth ; Wang, Tao ; Gowda, Hemanth ; Chen, Hsinchun. / Target vehicle identification for border safety using mutual information. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC. Vol. 2005 2005. pp. 1141-1146
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