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Clarkson University Professor Stephanie Schuckers Leads the NSF Center for Identification Technology Research

Clarkson University's Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie Schuckers, one of America's top experts in biometric computer security, performs iris recognition research with graduate student David Yambay.

The National Science Foundation has designated Clarkson University as the lead site for its Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), one of the NSF's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. CITeR is led by Clarkson's Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie A. Schuckers, one of America's top experts in biometric computer security. She has been a leading contributor to CITeR's research since 2001.

CITeR advances identification technology by focusing on biometric systems and credibility assessment. The center performs research on emerging technologies, interdisciplinary training of scientists and engineers, and technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates.

Clarkson's site focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence. West Virginia University is the center's founding site, focusing on biometrics and related identification technology and systems. The University of Arizona is the center's second site, focusing on credibility assessment systems.

Today, more and more of the electronic world is secured by biometric verifiers, like one's fingerprint, voice, or iris. Criminals work to get around this security, while Professor Schuckers and her team of researchers work to prevent this. Technologies to measure, monitor, and identify humans and human intent, are needed for a broad range of commercial and security applications. This technology can improve performance and speed up security checks at airports.

For more information, go to the following website. http://www.clarkson.edu/citer

 

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