Biometrics Institute names Stephanie Schuckers head of Academic Research and Innovation Group

August 16, 2017 - 

The Biometrics Institute has introduced Stephanie Schuckers as the new Head of the Institute’s Academic Research and Innovation Group, a committee within the Biometrics Institute set up to further strengthen its outreach into the research community.

Schuckers is a Clarkson University professor and Director of the Center of Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. She has testified for Congress, and has over 40 journal publications as well as over 60 other academic publications.

The Academic Research and Innovation Group includes several academic subject matter experts from around the world: Arun Ross from Michigan State University, USA; David White, University of New South Wales – School of Psychology (UNSW) Australia; Thirimahos Bourlai, West Virginia University, USA, and; Raul Sanchez-Reillo, University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), Spain.

“This academic committee has been set up to create even closer engagement between the research community and the broader biometrics industry,” Schuckers explains. “It offers a fantastic opportunity to create greater visibility and opinions on current research.”

There are six committees within the Biometrics Institute focusing on privacy, borders, vulnerability assessments, technology innovation, digital services and the academic research. These Committees help lead priority work for the Biometrics Institute.

Just last month, Biometrics Institute named Ideco Biometric Security Solutions director Francois Vermeulen as the new head of the organization’s Technology Innovation Expert Group (TIEG).

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