Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., has revealed plans to create a new research center focused solely on scientific inquiry related to biometrics.
Purdue is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and together with university’s College of Technology has defined plans for the International Center for Biometric Research (ICBR). ICBR will be led by Dr. Stephen Elliott, and will build upon the work already completed by the university’s Biometrics Standards, Performance, and Assurance Laboratory, ICBR’s predecessor.
Dr. Elliott was awarded ANSI’s Next Generation Award in 2006, which honors individuals who are engaged in standardization or conformity assessment activities for less than eight years and have made significant contributions to their chosen field of activity. Dr. Elliott was honored for his work on biometrics for the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) along with his work in teaching students about the importance of standardization in supporting innovation and boosting the global economy.
Plans for the new biometric research center reflects the growing prevalence of biometrics not only as a field, but also as a growing technology with applications spanning everything from airports to online security assurance.
The ICBR will design, oversee and analyze experiments as well as data collection related to a wide range of biometrics subjects, including identity management, interactions between users and biometric sensors and general usability concerns. Students involved with ICBR will learn important research skills as well as develop expertise on biometrics-related issues, preparing them for professional positions in the market upon graduation.
For more, visit Purdue’s official ICBR website.