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Biometric Security

Tracking Eye Movement to Assess Overall Health

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eye Tracking

Tracking eye movements is a promising field within biometrics that enables researchers to derive internal information about individuals, particularly related to the eye muscles’ structure and brain function,…

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Protecting Eyes and Identities

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eyes

Arun Ross is looking specifically at the iris of the eye, which surrounds the pupil. His research aims to prevent people from duplicating the iris of another person…

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Preventing Spoof Attacks and Security Breaches

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Facial Recognition

Thanks to the iPhone X, facial recognition—the ability to detect someone’s identity based on facial characteristics—has become widespread. At MSU, Xiaoming Liu, assistant professor of computer science and…

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Linking Important Information to Fingerprints

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Anil Jain and Finger Print Machine

For more than 100 years, fingerprints have been used for personal identification. While early applications were limited to law enforcement and forensics, automated fingerprint identification systems are now…

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MSU’s Jain Creates ‘Spoof’ Finger to Test Security

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Do you know how safe it is to use your finger as a security login? And have you wondered how your cell phone knows if your finger is…

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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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