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


Center Overview

Upcoming Events

(Past Events)

Connect ID: 2016

Spring 2016 Program Review

Social Network Analysis and Mining

IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Biometrics

8th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems

23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition

IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2016

Clarkson University's Liu Leads Team on NSF Computer Cluster Project

CITeR Director quoted in Wired Magazine

INSIGHTS: The Growing Fingerprint Challenge

IET releases Special Issue on Mobile Biometrics

50 Years of Biometrics Research

Anil Jain elected to National Academy of Engineering

Call for Book Chapters:  Surveillance in Action

Experts: Biometrics need to play deeper role in forensics

FBI Warns about Altered Fingerprints

Iris recognition gives smartphone users more options

Interview with Planet Biometrics

In your irises: The new rise of biometric banking

CITeR mentioned AFP News article:  "The rise of biometric security could 'kill the password dead'"

CITeR mentioned in Christian Science Monitor 

Ross wins J.K. Aggarwal Prize from IAPR

Schuckers named Paynter-Krigman Professor of Engineering Science

LivDet 2015--Fingerprint Announced

Live Big 10 Video on MSU Forensics

Secure Selfies (Confirmix) is CNBC Tech Crowd Winner

WVU licenses technology developed by Bourlai to Confirmix

Jain named to the First Forensic Science Standards Board

Ross testifies for the Michigan Senate Committee on Energy and Technology

DeCann and Ross win Best Paper Award at WIFS 2013

Jain has more than 100,000 citations

Ross receives IAPR Young Biometric Investigator Award


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CITeR Contact Information:
Clarkson Phone: 315-268-6536
WVU Phone: 304-293-1455
Arizona Phone: 520-621-5818
UB Phone: 716-645-1558
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