MorphoTrust CTO and biometrics expert joins Center for Identity at UT-Austin

October 1, 2012 - 

MorphoTrust USA’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni, has been named as a new member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Identity at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, learned from a press release issued late last week.

Lazzouni is involved with strategy at MorphoTrust and is a technology leader. He has been involved in biometrics advancements heavily in the last 20 years and carries expertise in a variety of biometric technologies including iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition.

“The role of identity is evolving from one of peripheral relevance to one of central – even critical – importance in the realms of government, homeland security, commerce and everyday life,” said Lazzouni. “As organizations decentralize and individuals and communications become more mobile, peoples’ identities are no longer tied to a particular place, making it even more important to be able to create and verify a trusted identity.

The Center for Identity at UT-Austin was established in 20120 and is a leader in delivering cutting-edge research, education, and outreach that will help the citizens, government agencies, and corporations to anticipate and mitigate identity threats and fraud in both physical and cyber environments.

“I’m looking forward to supporting the mission of the UT Center for Identity,” said Lazzouni. “Not only is UT-Austin an excellent research university, but it has also taken the initiative to assemble an impressive board from industry, government and academia to steer the Center toward meeting the identity challenges of the future. This kind of effort is exactly what is needed: an unbiased, collaborative forum to deliver trusted information concerning identity threats and protection.”

Will Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni’s expertise in the field of biometrics be able to improve UT-Austin’s Center for Identity?

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