10 Nov 2023

Bundeswettbewerb Künstliche Intelligenz

Eingeladen von den Initiatoren des BWKI konnte Meike mit den anderen Jury-Mitgliedern die Gewinner 2023 ermitteln.

Artificial Intelligence
Science Communication
09 Nov 2023

Fokusbericht der Kantonspolizei St. Gallen

Meike hat Mitarbeiter:innen der Kantonspolizei St.Gallen und Stadtpolizei St. Gallen auf ihre Fähigkeiten getestet um gemeinsam mögliche Einsatzszenarien von Super-Recognizern zu evaluieren.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
18 Sept 2023

11th Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) Conference on Data Protection in Law Enforcement

Whisperers of Contrast - Challenges & Opportunities for Data Protection in Law Enforcement

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Reproducibility & Good Research Practices
Policing
24 Aug 2023

Super-Recognizer bei der Polizei

NDR Info - Wissen interviewed Meike on the lab's work - and the hype around Super-Recognizers

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
23 Aug 2023

Human-centered face recognition

Meike was invited to give a Coffee Talk to all Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) employees.

Face processing
21 Aug 2023

Zu Gast beim Podcast FERNBLICK

Zara Sarson & Hannes Caspar luden Meike zu einem Gespräch zum Thema "Gesichter" ein. Hierbei sprachen sie über Kunst, KI, Kinder, ... und vieles mehr.

Face processing
29 Jul 2023

Hype around Super-Recognizers - the people with the super view

Eiken Bruhn from taz dove deep into the state of Super-Recognizers in German law enforcement.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
05 Jul 2023

Super-Recognizer – Jahrmillionen der Gesichtserkennung

Auf dem Europäischen Polizeikongress lud Dr. Eva Proll Meike zum Sofa Talk Interview ein.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
30 Jun 2023

Virtual talk for the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society

Meike talked to practitioners about her recently published and ongoing work on Super-Recognizers and Forensic Perpetrator Identification.

Policing
Superior Face Processing
08 Jun 2023

GESICHTSERKENNUNG : Kriminelle uberfuhren dank Super-Recognizern?

Während sich manche Menschen Gesichter schwer merken können, erkennen andere besonders gut Personen wieder. Können diese Super-Recognizer helfen, Straftäter zu überführen?

Policing
Superior Face Processing
Face processing
22 May 2023

Polizei RLP setzt auf Super Recognizer

In diesem Bericht geht es um die Super-Recognizer, die das AFC Lab mittels Labor-Tests in Rheinland-Pfalz identifiziert hat.

Policing
Face processing
Superior Face Processing
12 May 2023

First empirical validation of a novel diagnostic framework for lab-based Super-Recognizer identification and their value for policing

Professor Meike Ramon and Dr. Maren Mayer, respectively researchers at the University of Lausanne and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research, publish the results of the first-ever empirical study investigating how Super-Recognizers identified with a recently proposed formal diagnostic framework perform in forensic perpetrator identification in the prestigious journal PNAS.

11 May 2023

IFL Science covered our paper recently published in PNAS

Could You Be A Super-Recognizer And Help Fight Crime? Super-Recognizers have a superpower that may be be valuable for police and criminal investigations.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
05 May 2023

ORF TVTHEK - Mayrs Magazin - Wissen für alle

Ein Beitrag des Österreichischen Rundfunks (ORF) über Super-Recognizer.

30 Apr 2023

Alle(s) im Blick - Super Recognizer bei der Berliner Polizei

"Sie können sich Gesichter außergewöhnlich gut merken: Super Recognizer. Das ist nützlich, wenn es um die Aufklärung von Straftaten geht. Darum setzt die Polizei zunehmend auf Ermittlerinnen und Ermittler mit dem ganz genauen Blick."

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
05 Apr 2023

Hilfe, wieso kann ich mir keine Gesichter merken?

Meike sprach mit SRF Input-Redaktorin Reena Thelly, die wissen wollte, ob sie gesichtsblind ist. Das Ergebnis: ein spannender Podcast über Gesichtsblindheit, Super-Recognizer, Technik und wie sich unserer Fähigkeit, andere zu erkennen nach der Geburt entwickelt.

Prosopagnosia
Face processing
Superior Face Processing
Neuropsychology
14 Mar 2023

SRF Reportage zum Winterthurer Super-Recognizer

Lorenz Wyss und Meike Ramon sprachen mit Dominik Steiner vom Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.

Policing
Superior Face Processing
12 Mar 2023

Schriftliche Anfrage des Abgeordneten Frank Balzer (CDU)

zum Thema: „Super Recognizer“ bei der Berliner Polizei – ein Gamechanger?

Policing
Superior Face Processing
11 Mar 2023

Germany's largest state police chooses beSureⓇ to identify Super-Recognizers

With ~50,000 employees, the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) State Police is the largest of Germany's 16 state police forces.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
03 Mar 2023

Berlin New Year riots: Super-Recognizers sift through large amounts of video footage

Berlin's public prosecutor's office is pleased with "promising" cooperation with Berlin Super-Recognizers.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
08 Feb 2023

Super-Recognizers - assets for the police

The AFC Lab's work was featured in the newspaper "Le Temps".

Policing
Superior Face Processing
15 Jan 2023

Radio interview with DASDING (ARD)

Meike spoke with Simon Dörr from DASDING - SWR's radio program for young people between the ages of 14 and 29. Simon wanted to know more about research on Super-Recognizers, who are also supporting the Berlin Police's investigations of the New Year's Eve riots.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
10 Jan 2023

Plus efficace que l’ordinateur - Ce policier suisse pourrait repérer un visage dans un stade

Première en Suisse: la police de Winterthour se dote d’un superphysionomiste, un agent doué pour la reconnaissance faciale. La police vaudoise s’y intéresse.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
09 Jan 2023

New Year's Eve riots in Berlin

"Super Recognizers" are to track down the perpetrators

Policing
Superior Face Processing
03 Jan 2023

Radio TOP interview mit dem AFC Lab

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
02 Jan 2023

First official Super-Recognizer employed by Swiss Police

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) reports about one of our Super-Recognizers who just started their job at the Winterthur Police.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
23 Dec 2022

‘Super recognizers’ plus face biometrics could significantly aid police: neuroscientist

Alessandro Mascellino from Biometricupdate.com featured the AFC Lab's work

Policing
Superior Face Processing
Face processing
12 Dec 2022

AFC Lab featured in the Swiss media

Tagesanzeiger and Der Bund report on a recent portrait of Meike published by the SNS

Superior Face Processing
Neuropsychology
Face processing
Policing
10 Oct 2022

Aktueller Beitrag - Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ)

"Police officers who remember every face - Police corps are now increasingly working with so-called super-recognizers - two of them describe what goes on in their heads"

07 Sept 2022

Presentation for members of the Parliament and Security Commission of the Canton of Bern

Face processing
Policing
Superior Face Processing
Reproducibility & Good Research Practices
26 Aug 2022

Media coverage: Berlin Test for Super-Recognizer Identification

The Tagesspiegel had exclusive access to the beSure® pilot; various outlets continue to report updates on our work.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
Psychophysics
23 Jul 2022

Brad Pitt erkennt keine Gesichter

Q&A on #Prosopagnosia (Achtung: in German)

Prosopagnosia
Neuropsychology
Face processing
20 Apr 2022

Face Recognition at its best: Leveraging science and policing for innovative human-machine solutions

To bring together police practitioners and scientists interested in face identity processing, I am organizing a symposium at the European Police Congress (May 11-12, 2022). For more detailed symposium information expand this post.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
01 Apr 2022

Coverage in Badisches Tagblatt

Alena Wacker from Badisches Tagblatt interviewed Meike on the topics of Super-Recognizers.

Policing
Superior Face Processing
Face processing
14 Mar 2022

beSure® - a new internationally registered trademark

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
03 Mar 2022

Public (recorded) talk at the School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne

Invited by the Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences & Public Administration, Meike spoke to students, practitioners, researchers, and the public.

20 Jan 2022

"Haben Sie das Super-Auge?" - Hörzu Wissen 01/2022

Im Interview von Dago Weychardt erzählten Simon Rjosk und ich wie die Berliner Polizei Super-Recognizer identifiziert.

Face processing
Policing
Superior Face Processing
30 Oct 2021

AFC Lab in the Washington Post

Meike was interviewed by Marlene Cimons from the Washington Post, in a nice piece about Super-Recognizers (SRs).

23 Sept 2021

Südwestrundfunk (SWR2) interview: Super-Recognizer - Profis beim Erkennen von Gesichtern

Meike spoke to Elena Weidt about Super-Recognizers. Achtung: this one is in German. Link to audio below.

25 Aug 2021

Digitaler Polizeitag 2021

Super Recognizer: Hype oder Hoffnung? Erkenntnisse aus Kooperationen mir der Polizei

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
29 May 2021

Interview for Futureproof - newstalk's podcast on science

In a special episode on “Face Blindness & Super Recognition" Jonathan McCrea interviews Professors Fiona Newell and Meike Ramon on human processing of facial identity.

17 May 2021

Migros highlights the faces of our Super-Recognizers

Ever seen a Super-Recognizer? Two of the AFC Lab's participants were featured in the Swiss media.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
07 May 2021

AFC Lab & Berlin Police collaboration in the news

The ADR Hauptstadtstudio had exclusive access to the Best Practice Handbook of the EU project Safer Space for Safer Cities (SafeCi).

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
06 May 2021

How can cities be better protected in the future?

Meike Ramon and Simon Rjosk contributed a chapter to the Best Practice Handbook developed in the context of the EU-funded project "Safer Space for Safer Cities" (SafeCi).

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
21 Mar 2021

FAQs concerning Super-Recognizers

A collection of 10 most frequently asked question on the topic. Whether you're a journalist, government official, or civilians — if you are interested in Super-Recognizers, this is a good place to start.

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
09 Mar 2021

FOCUS - Real Crimes / Echte Verbrechen

Meike and Simon Rjosk (Berlin State Police) were interviewed for FOCUS's special edition #4

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing
07 Mar 2021

Why do I work with the police?

I have the privilege of working with various international police agencies interested in human face processing.

Superior Face Processing
Policing
Face processing
15 Jul 2020

Super-Recognizers in Policing – Berlin Model for Super-Recognizer Identification

Meike was a keynote speaker at the second EU Consortium seminar of ProTEct (Public Resilience using TEchnology to Counter Terrorism).

Superior Face Processing
Face processing
Policing