Date of Graduation


Document Type


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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Bojan Cukic.


Craniofacial Reconstruction is a method of recreating the appearance of the face on the skull of a deceased individual for identification purposes. Older clay methods of reconstruction are inaccurate, time consuming and inflexible. The tremendous increase in the processing power of the computers and rapid strides in visualization can be used to perform the reconstruction, saving time and providing greater accuracy and flexibility, without the necessity for a skillful modeler.;This thesis introduces our approach to computerized 3D craniofacial reconstruction. Three phases have been identified. The first phase of the project is to generate a facial tissue thickness database. In the second phase this database along with a 3D facial components database is to be used to generate a generic facial "mask" which is draped over the skull to recreate the facial appearance. This face is to be identified from a database of images in the third phase.;Tissue thickness measurements are necessary to generate the facial model over the skull. The thesis emphasis is on the first phase of the project. An automated "facial tissue thickness measurement tool" (TTMT) has been developed to populate this database.