MSc Thesis Proposal Announcement by Puneet Jain " Enhancing Marijuana Intoxication Detection techniques by using deep learning-based architecture and image augmentation."

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 09:30 to 11:30


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MSc Thesis Proposal by: Puneet Jain

Date: Thursday 25 May 2023
Time:  09:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Essex Hall, Room 122
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The increase in the number of motor vehicle and workplace accidents because of marijuana consumption has caused an economic impact on many countries. Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive constituent of the Marijuana plant, and consumption of marijuana could result in red eyes. In this research, we have used bloodshot or red eyes after marijuana consumption as a potential indicator of marijuana use. The main problem with this research is the presence of a dataset, as there is no publicly available dataset. Although, this problem was tackled when the dataset was acquired by Raj in his thesis, Marijuana Intoxication Detection Using Convolutional Neural Network, by extracting images from Google searches and YouTube videos. Using this dataset, Raj achieved an accuracy of 82% by using a small CNN, MobileNet and traditional augmentation techniques such as rotation, random crop, flipping, and altering image contrast.
In existing research, work needs be done to increase the dataset using deep learning-based image augmentation, such as StyleGAN3. We will be using StyleGAN3 to increase the image dataset and improve the performance of the existing marijuana intoxication model by using state-of-the-art models like VGG-16, ResNet-50 and Inception-v3.
Keywords: Marijuana Intoxication detection, StyleGAN3, CNN, Image Augmentation

MSc Thesis Committee:

Internal Reader: Dr. Imran Ahmad
External Reader: Dr. Huapeng Wu
Advisor: Dr. Dan Wu

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