1. March 2011: Professor Kevin Bowyer served as Program Chair for the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automated Faces and Gesture Recognition, held in Santa Barbara, California.

  2. January 24, 2011: a grant from the Notre Dame Faculty Research Support Program to fund research and development of techniques for semi-automatic detection of counterfeit anti-malarial drugs using paper analytical devices and  digital image processing on mobile devices.   Prof. Marya Lieberman is the Principal Investigator.

  3. January 2011:  PhD student Jeremiah Barr presented his paper "Detecting Questionable Observers Using Face Track Clustering" at the 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, held in Hawaii.

  4. January 2011: Undergratuate Student Sam Fenker presented his paper “Experimental Evidence of a Template Aging Effect in Iris Biometrics” at the 2011 Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, held in Hawaii.

  5. January 2011: “Data Sets” page updated to contain information on MBGC v1, MBGC v2, and FOCS data sets.

  6. October 2010: Professor Kevin Bowyer presented the paper “Human versus Biometric Detection of Similarity in Left and Right Irises” at the IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology held in California.  Undergraduates Steve Lagree and Sam Fenker are co-authors on this paper.

  7. September 2010: BTAS 2010 held in Washington DC.

  8. August 2010: Welcome new graduate students Amanda Sgroi, Vipin Vijayan,  Cory Hayes, Jason Grant, Estefan Ortiz, and Jeff Paone.

  9. July 1, 2010: An award from the IC Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support research into periocular biometrics.

  10. July 1, 2010: Congratulations to Karen Hollingsworth on the defense of her Ph.D. dissertation.

  11. June 15, 2010: another contract from FBI and US Army to support research on face recognition performance for identical twins.

  12. June 11, 2010: a cooperative agreement with Army Research Laboratory to conduct data collection, validation and research in support of the iARPA BEST program.

  13. April 19, 2010: Congratulations to Deborah Thomas on the defense of her Ph.D. dissertation.