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

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

NexID Biometrics acquisition finalized

After government approvals, Precise Biometrics has finalized the acquisition of the assets of liveness detection software developer NexID Biometrics. NexID Biometrics has extensive experience from processing and analyzing fingerprint images, and will become a vital part of Precise Biometrics research and development, strengthening the company`s position with competitive advantage, and creating opportunities for growth in the fingerprint technology market. The acquisition gives Precise Biometrics access to liveness detection software that stems from over 10 years of research by scientists on

Liveness detection competition series focuses on iris authentication

The Liveness Detection-Iris Competition 2017 has been announced as part of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2017), which will be held October 1 to 4, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. The competition is part of the Liveness Detection Competition Series, and is presented by Clarkson University, Notre Dame University, West Virginia University, and the Warsaw University of Technology. The competition will consist of two sub-competitions, part one, which is focused on software-based or algorithmic tests, and part two, testing integrated

European Association for Biometrics and IDIAP hosting workshop on new research consortium

Next month, the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and IDIAP will host a workshop in Amsterdam on the European Cooperative Identity Technologies Research Consortium, the EAB-CITeR. The EAB-CITeR is an EAB committee under the governance of the EAB statutes. It is based on the model of the US CITeR, which has completed over 100 research projects during the past 10 years of its existence. The EAB has delegated the management of the EAB-CITeR to the IDIAP Research Institute based in

European Association for Biometrics – CITeR Workshop

EAB – CITeR Workshop April 5 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Organizer: IDIAP in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics Attendance is free of charge. Registration is required. Lunch not included. IDIAP and EAB will host an informative workshop for those who are interested in new research and development opportunities in the area of biometrics and other identification technologies in Europe. The European Collaborative Identification Technologies Research Consortium, the EAB-CITeR, offers a new approach on boosting R&D in Europe. It

Biometrics expert named UB vice president of research and economic development

The University at Buffalo has named Venu Govindaraju its vice president of research and economic development. He has been in the position since September 2014 on an interim basis. Govindaraju is a globally recognized expert in machine learning and pattern recognition and a SUNY distinguished professor of computer science and engineering. Through his research, Govindaraju has developed new techniques to address problems in the recognition of fingerprints, faces, facial expressions and multi-biometrics fusion. He is the founding director of UB’s

Professor says iris recognition gives smartphone users more options to protect devices

Stephanie Schuckers, a Clarkson University professor in engineering science and director for the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), said she doesn’t “think it’s unreasonable to expect that we’ll see devices with iris recognition technology in the U.S. in the near future”. According to Schuckers, the near-infrared lights that iris recognition systems use to analyze the pattern of the muscles in the iris are used in many other technologies, including security systems. And while iris recognition technology has improved over

European Association for Biometrics launches pan European research initiative

The European Association for Biometrics announced a new pan European research initiative, the EAB-CITeR Consortium, modelled after the U.S.-based Center for Identification Technology Research. The initiative is designed to further European R&D in biometrics by establishing a direct cooperation between European research institutes, industry and end users. The EAB-CITeR Consortium operates as an independent consortium, established as an EAB Committee. Research institutes can only join the organization for free if they successfully bring end users and/or companies on board with

Clarkson University names biometric expert new engineering science professor

Clarkson University announced it has named biometrics expert Stephanie A. Schuckers the Paynter-Krigman professor in engineering science at the university’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Prior to being appointed, Schuckers served as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University. She is also the director of the Center of Identification Technology Research, a National Science Foundation industry/university cooperative research center that focuses on biometrics and functions. Her research focuses primarily on processing and interpreting signals which stem

Biometrics research center CITeR names WVU site director

The Center for Identification Technology Research announced it has named Matthew Valenti its West Virginia University site director. CITeR is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center focused in the areas of biometric systems, security and credibility assessment. West Virginia University is CITeR’s founding site focusing on biometrics, identification technology and systems. The University of Arizona is the Center’s second site focusing on credibility assessment systems. Clarkson University, focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence. University at Buffalo is focused