Facial recognition software paper not being published

If you are looking for a news release outlining the paper “A Deep Neural Network Model to Predict Criminality Using Image Processing,”  it was removed from the website at the request of the faculty involved in the research. The editor of the publication where it was scheduled to appear has decided to not publish the work.

At Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, we harness the fruits of our research with the intention to empower people and communities. As a world-class university, we are committed to the continuous cycle of scientific inquiries and discoveries subject to commonly accepted research standards within higher education. Each new finding potentially leads to the next scientific breakthrough in an ongoing search for innovations that contribute to uplifting and improving all lives.

In order to achieve the next generation of scientific discoveries, academic freedom and unfettered curiosity are prime tenets of our quest to turn research into practical solutions for local and global needs. We encourage faculty and students to dare to research challenging and thought-provoking theories, even if it means pushing the envelope of knowledge toward ideas that spark a strong reaction and, more importantly, facilitate frank dialog on the road to seeking and achieving meaningful change.

Harrisburg University strives to balance our research philosophy with a commitment and sensitivity to our diverse student body and workforce, whose members come from around the corner and across the globe, all with the common goal of making their own scientific contributions, perhaps controversial, in their respective fields. Our diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, and cutting edge ideas builds strength and empowers us to address the world’s challenges through a lens of varied experiences and backgrounds. We remain cognizant of our responsibility to create an inclusive, welcoming environment whose purpose is to foster the principle that all ideas must be worthy of consideration, research, and honest academic assessment.