CITeR: Center for Identification Technology Research

CITeR is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).

Mission:  Working in partnership with our government and industry stakeholders to advance the state of the art in human identification capabilities through coordinated university research.

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.


Clarkson University, lead I/UCRC site since 2011, focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence.  

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.

University at Buffalo joined in 2013 with focus on traditional and soft biometrics,  fusion, cryptography, and mobile applications.

Michigan State University has been a partner university since CITeR's founding and is currently seeking to become a I/UCRC site.

Each CITeR University site maintains interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions to effectively respond to affiliate research needs.

EAB-CITeR is a European consortium modeled on CITeR.  CITeR is seeking close cooperation while remaining independent consortia. 

CITeR University Sites & Academic Partners
BORDERS - DHS Center of Excellence in Border Security and Immigration Partner in BORDERS - DHS Center of Excellence in Border Security and Immigration
WVU is the lead academic partner and liason for the FBI's Biometric Center of Excellence WVU is the lead academic partner and liaison for the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence