FURI | Spring 2022

Secure Tracing With Dendrite Vision: Computer Vision Methods For Matching Dendritic Identifiers Within The Supply Chain

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Dendrites are fascinating branching structures that exhibit randomness, yet they are unique, non-repeatable, and identifiable with the right algorithmic innovations. The question this research aims to answer is how can machine learning and these naturally random structures be brought together to create a highly accurate, secure, and specific identifier? In order to create a model with high dendrite identification accuracy, a pre-trained model was fine-tuned over an original dataset consisting of unique dendrites from multiple angles. The model’s success suggests that dendrites can be implemented on a large scale within the supply chain.

Student researcher

Baaz Singh Jhaj

Computer science

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025