MIPS 25th Anniversary Profile: Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions–image classification technology for forensic triage

Leading up to (and beyond) the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) 25th Anniversary Gala, each weekday we will briefly profile one of the 500+ companies that have utilized MIPS funding to bring innovations to market and create jobs in Maryland. These profiles will be collected in a commemorative book, released at the celebration on November 7.

Project Manager:  Raphael Bousquet;  Principal InvestigatorDavid Doermann, UMD
Location: Bethesda, Maryland – Montgomery County;  Project Start Date:  8/1/2007

Business Description
Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions is the market leader in media exploitation and cyber forensic triage tools used for scanning computers and peripheral devices. These easy-to-use tools rapidly extract actionable intelligence to help identify and capture suspects who are a threat to public safety or national security, and accelerate prosecution of criminals. These proven tools are actively used by field operatives in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, border security, and other government agencies worldwide.

ADF sought technologies that could identify incriminating data faster and more accurately.

UMD researchers were already working on advanced image classification technologies that were deemed a perfect fit for ADF’s tools.

During the MIPS project, researchers collaborated with ADF to perfect one image classification technology and integrated several iterations into the company’s tools.

The resulting image classification technology provided ADF with a whole new way to quickly identify incriminating data by classifying suspect pictures into categories of interests, saving agents time by not having to review every single picture.

The project successfully produced an advanced image analysis technology.

MIPS-Related Quote
“The MIPS project was a success in that it provided us with a state-of-the-art image analysis technology, which was primarily aimed at our law enforcement users.”

– J.J. Wallia, CEO, Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions, Inc.

Download the Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions spread from the upcoming book, “MIPS 25thAnniversary Commemorative Collection: Creating Partners in Innovation,” to released at the MIPS 25th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 7.

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