Qi Hao, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation totaling $420,000 per year over three years for research of security applications for behavioral biometrics, according to an article from the Examiner.
One of the reasons there is such interest in behavioral biometrics is due to their need for solutions in long-distance recognition and other authentication that is useful for security and tele-health care identity authentication.
Moreover, while the interest is still there for such reasons, behavioral biometrics solutions currently available generally rely on video surveillance for identity authentication which is problematic both for data transfer and hardware costs.
Hao’s research is expected to focus on tracking behavioral traits through thermal, pressure, photonic, acoustic, fiber-optic, and laser sensors that would generate quick results at a lower cost.
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