Hair Pattern Recognition

The identification of animal species through the classification of hair patterns using image pattern recognition: A case study of identifying cheetah prey

This page is dedicated to work on my honours project. All project deliverables will be linked off this page as soon as they are completed. The latest project progress information can be found in my project diary which is posted as a category on my blog. This diary will contain all the latest developments until the project's completion.

Project Details

Principal Investigator: Thamsanqa Moyo

Supervisors: Dr Greg Foster and Professor Shaun Bangay

Start Date: March 14, 2005

Finish Date: November 7, 2005

Project Introduction

The project's main objective is to investigate image pattern recognition techniques that can be used to identify animal species through the classication of their hair patterns. This investigation should result in a system that provides sufficiently accurate information which can be used by a researcher to corroborate findings from a manual hair identication process. The system will be pilot-tested in a real-life pattern recognition application of identifying the hair of prey found in predator scat.


My thesis has been handed in. Please see the left menu panel for the pdf document.