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MSU’s Jain Honored by Local Police for Helping Solve Murder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doctoral student Sunpreet Arora (wearing a printed 3-D fingerprint on his finger), professor Anil Jain (holding a mobile phone) and postdoctoral fellow Kai Cao (holding 2-D printed fingerprints on conductive paper). Photo by Derrick L. Turner

For his work assisting with a murder investigation in 2016, University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain was recently honored by both the Lansing Police Department and the Michigan State…

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Can Mobile Phones be Secured with a Fingerprint?

Friday, May 12, 2017
Arun Ross

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common…

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Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Anil Jain

Images of our faces exist in numerous important databases – driver’s license, passport, law enforcement, employment – all to accurately identify us. But can these images continue to…

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MSU’s 3-D ‘Hand’ Tests Fingerprint Scanners

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But…

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Combining Forensic Art and Technology to Catch Criminals

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hand-drawn forensic sketches based on witness descriptions are a traditional yet time-consuming method used to catch criminals. But in some cases, authorities don’t have the luxury of time….

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MSU Research History: Advances in Biometric Systems

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008 – Anil Jain, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering, creates an automatic image retrieval system that enables law enforcement agencies to match scars, marks…

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