Applied Recognition names Dr. Kostas Plataniotis scientific advisor

August 20, 2015 - 

Applied Recognition Inc. announced it has named Dr. Konstantinos N. (Kostas) Plataniotis the scientific advisor to the company.

In this role, Dr. Plataniotis will provide guidance and advice to the board and to the company’s development team, including its face authentication software Ver-ID, along with other projects currently in development.

Dr. Plataniotis is a professor and the Bell Canada chair in multimedia with the ECE Department at the University of Toronto . He is also the founder and inaugural director of research for the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI) at the University.

He previously served as the director for the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) at the University of Toronto from January 2010 to July 2012.

His research interests are in the fields of knowledge and digital media design, multimedia systems, biometrics, image and signal processing, communications systems and pattern recognition.

He has also written several publications in these fields, including WLAN positioning systems (2012) and Multi-linear subspace learning: Reduction of multidimensional data (2013).

Dr. Plataniotis is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, fellow of the IEEE and fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

He has served as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and as technical co-chair of the IEEE 2013 International Conference in Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.

He is currently the IEEE Signal Processing Society VP for membership for the 2014 -2016 period, and the general chair for the 2018 International Conference on Image Processing.

Previously reported, Applied Recognition Inc. released its Ver-ID multi-platform face authentication solution.

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