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  • Fiona collecting biometric data.

    Multimodal biometrics is the fusion of biometric information from across modalities.  A dataset of six biometrics (iris, face, fingerprint, voice, hand geometry, and palm) from 250 subjects (average 4 visits) is available by request to

  • Stephanie Schuckers giving New York Senator Joe Griffo a tour of the NABLAB facilities

    NABLAB Tour 

    New York State Senator Joe Griffo visits new facility which includes laboratories that support CITeR. 

  • Student showing a face through a magnifying glass.

    Our recent research has included capture of iris and face videos at distances up to 10 meters. The resulting dataset entitled Quality in Face and Iris Research Ensembe (Q-FIRE) for over 150 subjects is available by emailing 

  • Fingerprint molds

    CITeR and BioSAL is developing software to detect spoof attacks with artificial fingers on fingerprint systems. To test software, we have an extensive archive of spoof molds and casts from a variety of materials, as well as corresponding live fingerprint images. 

  • Stephanie Schuckers demonstrating a finger print.

    Liveness detection is the recognition that a fingerprint image is captured from a live finger and is used to reduce vulnerability to spoof attacks.  Clarkson University has fingerprint liveness software which has been licensed and implemented commercially. 

Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR)

In 2011, Clarkson University received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to form a university site and assume leadership in the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).

CITeR's mission is to advance identification technology is strongly focused in the areas of biometric systems and credibility assessment. Our portfolio of activities achieve this mission through cross-cutting research of emerging enabling technologies, interdisciplinary training of scientists and engineers, and facilitation of technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates.

West Virginia University is the Center’s founding I/UCRC site focusing on biometrics and related identification technology and systems. The University of Arizona is the Center’s second site focusing on credibility assessment systems. Clarkson University focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence. Each CITeR University site maintains interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions to effectively respond to affiliate research needs.

Clarkson University Researchers outwit criminals through Biometrics:

Clarkson University Researchers outwit criminals through Biometrics

LivDet Iris 2013 Competition:

LivDet Iris 2013

Subcommittee on Research and Subcommittee on Technology Joint Hearing - The Current and Future Applications of Biometric Technologies:

Subcommittee Research And Subcommittee Technology Joint Hearing Current and Future