Violence Research: Crowds and Violence - Integrated Modular Response System (IMRS)

This project exploits CCTV analysis, police personnel GPS tracking, gestures and voice commands interpretation and computer simulation to assess how crowd behaviour is related to the control methods used.

Project aims

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The aims of this project are to:

  • develop new techniques of deploying personnel responsible for the safety and security of crowds
  • improve the efficiency of asset deployment for crowd management operations
  • reduce assault-related injury associated with some crowded areas
  • provide opportunities to simulate crowd movement in response to rare and unexpected events and to inform tactical decision making.

Funding

The project is funded by EADS Foundation Wales.

The project started on 1 October 2014 and will run for three and a half years with £1.1M funding.

Investigators

Simon Moore

Professor Simon C Moore

Professor in Public Health Research

Email:
mooresc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4246
Professor David Marshall

Professor David Marshall

Professor of Computer Vision

Email:
dave.marshall@cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5318
Kirill Sidorov

Dr Kirill Sidorov

Lecturer

Email:
sidorovk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6925
Padraig Corcoran

Dr Padraig Corcoran

Lecturer

Email:
corcoranp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6996
Joseph Redfern

Joseph Redfern

Research student

Email:
redfernjm@cardiff.ac.uk

One further postgraduate student is to be appointed.

Further information

For more information on this project please contact:

Simon Moore

Professor Simon C Moore

Professor in Public Health Research

Email:
mooresc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4246