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Android App Offers Facial Recognition for Apes

Android App Offers Facial Recognition for Apes

“Researchers have to be able to identify particular apes for their studies in the field, and it can also be useful in the fight against poaching, which has helped along a rapid decline in the number of great ape species in the wild.” Ever find yourself face to face with an ape in the jungle,…

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Scientists with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Michigan State University say they have engineered a new algorithm that could eliminate the need for humans to perform a key step in fingerprint analysis, and thereby reduce human error in forensic investigations. The algorithm tackles the first step in an investigation of latent fingerprints…

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

The accuracy of facial recognition technologies decreases as a subject ages, according to new research from Michigan State University. The MSU researchers sought to assess how effectively contemporary facial recognition systems can match a face that has aged over an extended period, testing the technology against mug shot images for about 23,600 individuals. The researchers…

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

Researchers are hoping that facial recognition could be used to help study lemurs and ultimately assist in conservation efforts for the endangered animals, reports MSU Today. It turns out that the same principles of biometric identification used to identify humans can also be applied to lemurs – and now they have. Renowned biometrics expert Anil…

Researcher Who Helped Police Hack Into Smartphone Gets Engineering Distinction

Researcher Who Helped Police Hack Into Smartphone Gets Engineering Distinction

Renowned biometrics expert Anil Jain has been elected a Foreign Fellow by the Indian National Academy of Engineering. The distinction is bestowed to only five individuals each year, and was offered to Jain in recognition of his “eminence and outstanding accomplishments in engineering and technology.” Currently a researcher with Michigan State University, Jain was in…

MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

MSU Facial Recognition Tech Licensed to NEC

Michigan State University has licensed a facial matching system to NEC Corperation of America to help bring it to market, the university has announced. The system was developed by a team of MSU researchers led by Anil Jain, a computer science and engineering professor. It’s designed to match faces captured ‘in the wild’, so to…