Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
The Forensics of Finding a BomberDownload audio (MP3)
Two days after twin bombs ripped through crowds at the Boston Marathon, media outlets were reporting that police had identified a possible suspect thanks to nearby cameras and facial recognition software. What goes into tracking down a bomber? With the remnants of a pressure cooker and hundreds of videos to go by, what will investigators be looking for?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Anil Jain, professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University who has worked on a number of government-funded projects dealing with facial recognition and fingerprinting
- Richard Esposito, co-author of "Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit" and senior executive producer of the investigative unit at NBC News
- Rick Hahn, retired FBI agent and explosives expert