NSF Awards $250,000 to Three Clarkson College Professors for Biometrics-based Authentication Analysis


The NSF has awarded a $250,000 grant to three Clarkson University electrical & computer engineering professors to prototype advanced behavioral biometrics-based computer user authentication systems. Left to right: Associate Professor Mahesh Banavar, Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science and Director of the Center for Identification Technology Research Stephanie Schuckers, and Professor & Director of Software Engineering Daqing Hou.
The NSF has awarded a $250,000 grant to 3 Clarkson College electrical & pc engineering professors to prototype superior behavioral biometrics-based pc person authentication techniques. Left to proper: Affiliate Professor Mahesh Banavar, Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science and Director of the Middle for Identification Expertise Analysis Stephanie Schuckers, and Professor & Director of Software program Engineering Daqing Hou.

The Nationwide Science Basis has awarded a $250,000 Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) grant to 3 Clarkson College electrical & pc engineering professors to prototype superior behavioral biometrics-based pc person authentication techniques.

The broader impression and business potential of this mission is in on-line fraud detection and prevention for big populations of customers in industries resembling healthcare, bank card processing and the retail banking enterprise.

U.S. customers lose $5.1 billion yearly because of account takeover fraud and on-line procuring presents the best fraud threat. There may be robust demand for on-line fraud detection in sectors resembling e-commerce and monetary providers. 

The mission, titled “PFI-TT: Conduct-Primarily based Account Restoration, Belief Evaluation, and Steady Authentication for Strengthening On-line Id,”  includes the prototyping of latest software program for on-line fraud detection and prevention based mostly on behavioral biometrics. The workforce will collaborate with business companions to guage the market match of the developed prototype.

The analysis workforce’s principal investigator is Professor & Director of Software program Engineering Daqing Hou, who will work with co-principal investigators Affiliate Professor Mahesh Banavar and  Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science and Director of the Middle for Identification Expertise Analysis (CITeR) Stephanie Schuckers.

“This PFI award offers us with a superb alternative to translate almost a decade of our primary analysis in behavioral biometrics into demonstration techniques, in order that we are able to additional discover its potential business and societal advantages in providing safe and frictionless person authentication,” says Hou. 

The mission contains an entrepreneurial schooling and management improvement plan for the graduate college students on the workforce that can embody buyer discovery actions, mentorship from skilled entrepreneurs within the biometrics enterprise space, and innovation and entrepreneurship actions at CITeR. The mission actions can even assist underrepresented graduate college students and supply analysis alternatives for undergraduate college students from numerous teams.

Learn extra about this analysis at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2122746.

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