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11-01-2011

Clarkson University is Lead Site for NSF Center for Identification Technology Research

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The National Science Foundation has designated Clarkson University as the lead site for its Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), one of NSF’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Prof. Stephanie Schuckers, one of America’s top experts in biometric computer security, performs iris recognition research with graduate student David YambayCITeR 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.

CITeR is led by 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.

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 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 improve user interface (e.g. speeding up lines through airports).

The center held its bi-annual meeting October 26-27 in Skaneateles, N.Y.

Find out more at http://www.clarkson.edu/citer .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates, with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The National Science Foundation has designated Clarkson University as the lead site for its Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR). Above, Electrical & Computer Engineering Prof. Stephanie Schuckers, one of America’s top experts in biometric computer security, performs iris recognition research with graduate student David Yambay.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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