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Clarkson University Professor Stephanie Schuckers Leads the NSF Center for Identification Technology Research

The National Science Foundation has designated Clarkson University as the lead site for its Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), one of the NSF's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. CITeR is led by Clarkson’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie A. Schuckers, one of America's top experts in biometric computer security. She has been a leading contributor to CITeR's research since 2001.

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Clarkson University’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Stephanie Schuckers, one of America's top experts in biometric computer security, performs iris recognition research with graduate student David Yambay.

CITeR advances identification technology by focusing on biometric systems and credibility assessment. The center performs research on emerging technologies, interdisciplinary training of scientists and engineers, and technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates.

Clarkson's site focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence. West Virginia University is the center's founding 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.

Today, more and more of the electronic world is secured by biometric verifiers, like one's fingerprint, voice, or iris. Criminals work to get around this security, while Professor Schuckers and her team of researchers work to prevent this.

Technologies to measure, monitor, and identify humans and human intent, are needed for a broad range of commercial and security applications. This technology can improve performance and speed up security checks at airports. For more information, go to the following website. http://www.clarkson.edu/citer

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Professor Cetin Cetinkaya Elected ASME Fellow Continued from  page 4

Cetinkaya’s research program at Clarkson University has received funding and grants from many agencies and major corporations, including the U.S. Army Research Office, the NSF, the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Consortium for the Advancement of Manufacturing in Pharmaceuticals, International SEMATECH, and NYSERDA, and companies such as Pfizer, Xerox, Intel, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Praxair Surface Technologies/MRC.

Professor Cetinkaya serves as an executive committee member of ASME’s Systems and Design Group, is the past-chair of the MEMS Division of ASME and is a member of the Technology Roadmap Team for semiconductor surface preparation at SEMATECH International. He is a member of the committee on administration and finance of the ASME Technical Communities Operating Board, and an editorial advisory board member for the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. In addition, he has authored/coauthored over 60 refereed journal articles and numerous other papers and is inventor/co-inventor for some patents.