Dana Michalski

Dana Michalski
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My main interest is applied research involving facial comparisons by humans and automated systems. This includes facial recognition, facial identification, and facial matching. I am also interested in evaluating and developing biometric technologies that can aid in the identification of children for law enforcement purposes.

More broadly, I am interested in forensic comparison sciences, human identification, human factors, forensic psychology, and deep learning.

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Dana Michalski

My main interest is applied research involving facial comparisons by humans and automated systems. This includes facial recognition, facial identification, and facial matching. I am also interested in evaluating and developing biometric technologies that can aid in the identification of children for law enforcement purposes.

More broadly, I am interested in forensic comparison sciences, human identification, human factors, forensic psychology, and deep learning.

My main interest is applied research involving facial comparisons by humans and automated systems. This includes facial recognition, facial identification, and facial matching.

More broadly, I am interested in forensic comparison sciences, human identification, human factors, forensic psychology, and deep learning.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 Award Postgraduate Travel Fellowship University of Adelaide
2016 Award Ross Vining Memorial Student Scholarship Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
2016 Award Highly Commended Oral Presentation Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
2016 Award Symposium Travel Award Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
2016 Award International Conference Travel Grant University of Adelaide

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing, Computer-Human Interaction, Criminology, Forensic Psychology, Human Factors, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining, Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Strategic, Defence & Security Studies

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2017). The impact of ageing on facial comparisons with images of children conducted by humans and automated systems. International Conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
2017 Heyer, R. L., Michalski, D., Lee, H., Calleja, J. & Vu, L. (2017). Vulnerabilities in face recognition. Unfamiliar Facial Identification Group Conference. Sydney.
2016 Heyer, R., Michalski, D., Lee, H., Kardos, M. & McLindin, B. (2016). An update of Defence Science and Technology Group's unfamiliar facial identification and facial recognition research. Unfamiliar Facial Identification Group Conference. Sydney.
2016 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2016). The impact of extending the validity of children’s passports from 5 to 10 years. Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide.
2016 Michalski, D., Heyer, R. & Semmler, C. A. (2016). Facial comparisons with images of children: Human and algorithm performance. Biometrics 2016. London, United Kingdom.
2016 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2016). Facial image comparisons of children: How does the age of children in images affect human and algorithm performance?. International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS’16). Auckland, New Zealand.
2015 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2015). Is facial image comparison as effective for verifying children as it is adults in security applications?. Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide.
2014 Heyer, R. L., Michalski, D., Malec, C. & McLindin, B. (2014). Vulnerabilities of Facial Recognition: The Impact of Glasses and Ageing on Facial Recognition Performance. Biometrics 2014. London.
2014 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2014). Examining the Performance of Human Operators and Automated Facial Recognition Systems for the Identification of Missing and Exploited Children. International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS’14). Adelaide.
2014 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Heyer, R. L. & Semmler, C. (2014). Understanding how Age Affects Facial Matching Performance of Humans and Facial Recognition Systems: Requirements Collection from Whole of Government and Industry. Defence Human Sciences Symposium,. Adelaide.
2014 Michalski, D. J., McLindin, B., Heyer, R. & Semmler, C. (2014). Whole of government and industry requirements collection: Understanding how the ageing variable affects facial comparison performance of humans and automated algorithms.. Florey International Postgraduate Conference.
2014 Michalski, D., McLindin, B., Semmler, C. & Heyer, R. L. (2014). Empirically Examining the Impact of Age Related Variables on Facial Recognition Algorithms and Human Operators: A Methodological Primer. 15th Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference. Sydney.
2013 Michalski, D. J., McLindin, B., MacLeod, V., Stacy, E. & Malec, C. (2013). Face-in-a-Crowd identification: Human aspects of searching for persons of interest with and without facial recognition systems.. 14th Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference.
2013 Heyer, R., Michalski, D., McLindin, B. & Nichols, G. (2013). An update on face related research.. Unfamiliar Facial Identification Group Conference.
2012 Nichols, G., Heyer, R. L., Nicholson, R. & Michalski, D. (2012). Facial Identification at Long-range. International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS’12). Hobart.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2016 - ongoing Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
2012 - ongoing Biometrics Institute
2012 - ongoing Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society

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