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NEWS FROM TEXAS STATE: Komogortsev, Price land National ScienceFoundation CAREER grant
Texas State University

November, 2012

Two Texas State University professors have received a five-year CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, “Secure and Trustworthy Ocular Biometrics.”

Oleg Komogortsev, principle investigator and assistant professor of computer science, and Larry Price, professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, have been awarded more than $500,000 for the project, which will focus on ensuring the security of information exchange in the cyberworld.

 

The project aims to develop and validate a novel, highly counterfeit-resistant method for identity recognition using a multimodal ocular biometrics approach based on iris, unique characteristics of the eye and complex eye movement patterns. Their work will address long-standing questions related to the role biometric identification plays in the resistance to terrorist attacks, variability and the stability of ocular traits.

 

The long-term goal for their work is to develop a secure and accurate ocular biometrics approach that can be applied generally across the entire human population, thus significantly improving network security.

 

The NSF’s CAREER award is highly competitive and supports scholars early in their academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.

For more information about the grant, please contact Larry Price at lprice@txstate.edu.



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