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Participants needed for a research project in Oak Ridge,
TN from April-May 2021


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is looking for volunteers for a study on face and whole-body identification under challenging imaging scenarios. Participation will require having photographs and videos taken by several camera systems while performing common, everyday activities such as standing or walking. Participants will be compensated for their time and will not have their personally identifiable information linked to any captured images and videos. In lieu of name, the research team will associate images and videos with a randomized identification number. Compensation ranges from $75-$150 and a maximum of 3 hours of your time is needed.

This program aims to develop software algorithm-based systems capable of performing whole-body (WB) biometric identification at long-range and from elevated platforms. This study is sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

If interested, please click on the link below. You will be directed to provide basic contact information and answer
demographic questions. If you are a selected to participate, you will be able to choose from a list of available time slots.

Thanks for your consideration in participating

To protect the health and safety of participants as well as Oak Ridge National Laboratory staff, social distancing, face masks (while not being photographed), and other measures will be implemented.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

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