News Archives

June 2015
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jay Doyle, PhD for successfully defending his dissertation "Improvements to the Iris Recognition Pipeline"!
March 2015
  • Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Sgroi, PhD for successfully defending her dissertation "Exploration of the Imposter Score Distribution for Face-Based biometrics"!
December 2014
  • Congratulations to Dr. Nisha Srinivas, PhD for successfully defending her dissertation "Analysis of Facial Marks as Biometric Signatures for Forensic Facial Identification"!
November 2014
  • Dr. Bowyer and visiting professor Dr. Domingo Mery Receive Best Paper Award at First International Workshop on Soft Biometrics.  > Full Story
September 2014
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jeremiah Barr, PhD for successfully defending his dissertation "Gallery-Free Methods for Detecting and Recognizing People and Groups of Interest 'In the Wild'"!
August 2014
  • Congratulations to Jason Grant for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
  • Dr. Flynn named Duda Professor of Engineering. > Full Story
  • Dr. Bowyer, Amanda Sgroi and Esteban Ortiz help establish voter registration biometrics program in Somaliland. > Full Story
July 2014
  • Congratulations to Dr. Feng Shen, PhD for successfully defending his dissertation "A Visually Interpretable iris Recognition System with Crypt Features"!
  • Dr. Flynn and Dr. Aloe Awarded US Patent  > Full Story
June 2014
  • Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Thompson, PhD for successfully defending his dissertation "Simulation and Analysis of the Impact of Eye Morphology on Iris Recognition"!
April 2014
  • Congratulations to Corey Hayes for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
February 2014
  • CVRL Director Kevin Bowyer To Receive IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award > Full Story
  • Iris Template Aging paper Makes Top 25 List for IEEE Access > Full Story
  • CVRL Director Patrick J. Flynn Receives IEEE Golden Core Award > Full Story
January 2014
  • CVRL Researchers Point to Errors in NIST Report on Iris Aging > Full Story
December 2013
  • Congratulations to Amanda Sgroi for successfully completing her oral candidacy defense!
November 2013
  • Congratulations to Estefan Ortiz for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
June 2013
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Paone, PhD for successfully defending his dissertation "Liberating the Biometric Menagerie Through Score Normalization Improvements"!
May 2013
  • Congratulations to Matthew Pruitt for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
April 2013
  • Congratulations to Jeremiah Barr for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
  • Congratulations to Jay Doyle for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
  • Congratulations toNisha Srinivas for successfully completing her oral candidacy defense!
  • Congratulations to Joe Thompson for successfully completing his oral candidacy defense!
November 2012
October 2012
  • CVRL Director Featured in Business News Daily Article > Full Story
July 2012
  • CVRL Researchers Raise Questions About Iris Recognition Systems > Full Story
May 2012
  • CVRL Undergraduate's Research Featured in Nature.com Article > Full Story
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.
January 2011
  • Ph.D. candidate Jeremiah Barr presented his paper "Detecting Questionable Observers Using Face Track Clustering" at the 2011 IEEE Workshop on Apllications of Computer Vision, held in Hawaii.
  • Undergraduate student Sam Fenker presented his paper "Experimental Evidence of a Template Aging Effect in Iris Biometrics" at the 2011 Workshop on Application of Computer Vision, held in Hawaii.  
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.
August 2010
  • Welcome new graduate students Amanda Sgroi, Vipin Vijayan, Cory Hayes, Jason Grant, Estefan Ortiz and Jeff Paone.
July 2010
  • The CVRL receives an award from the IC Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support research into periocular biometrics.
  • Congratulations to Karen Hollingsworth on the defense of her Ph.D. dissertation.
June 2010
  • CVRL receives another contract from the FBI and US Army to support research on face recognition performance for identical twins.
  • CVRL enters into a cooperative agreement with Army Research Laboratory to conduct data collection, validation and research in support of the iARPA BEST program.
April 2010
  • Congratulations to Deborah Thomas on the the defense of her Ph.D. dissertation.
March 2010
  • Congratulations to Robert McKeon on the defense of his Ph.D. dissertation and his new position at Digital Signal Corp.
January 2010
  • CVRL welcomes Louise Stark to the lab for the Spring 2010 semester on her sabbatical leave from University of the Pacific.
  • Welcome new Graduate student Nisha Srinivas.
  • Professor Patrick Flynn elected VP for Conference, IEEE Biometrics Society.
December 2009
  • Congratulations to Deborah Thomas as she begins her new position as a faculty member at Eastern Oregon University.
  • Congratulations to Alex Zavodny on the successful defense of his M.S. thesis.
October 2009
  • The National Institute of Justice awards grant to CVRL and Michigan State University to support research in face annotation.
September 2009
  • BTAS conference is held in Washington DC.  Graduate students Karen Hollingsworth and Sarah Baker presented papers.  Kevin Bowyer served as General Chair and Patrick Flynn served as Publications Chair.
  • Congratulations to Chris Middendorff on the defense of his Ph.D. dissertation and his new position at Progeny Systems.
  • Alex Zavodny is spending a semester at NAVTEQ as a research intern.
August 2009
  • Welcome new graduate students Joseph Thompson, Matt Pruitt, Jeremiah Barr and Jay Doyle.
  • Congratulations to Tanya Peters and Sarah Baker for upon the defense of their M.S. theses.
July 2009
  • CVRL receives a contract from the FBI and US Army to support research on face recognition performance for identical twins.
June 2009
  • The paper "3D Signatures for Fast 3D Face Recognition" by Chris Boehnen, Tanya Peters and P. Flynn won the best student paper award at ICB 2009.
  • The ND-IRIS-0405 data corpus (64,980 iris images, a superset of ICE2005 and ICE2006) has been released.
May 2009
  • Chris Fallin and Tricia Strei defended their undergraduate theses.  Chris also won an NSF Graduate Fellowship and one of the College's Steiner Awards for undergraduate studies; he will be attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Professors Patrick Flynn and Doug Thain receive an REU Supplement from NSF to support research on grid-enabled scientific data repositories.
  • Professor Patrick Flynn joins the Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing.
April 2009
  • Congratulations to Chris Boehnen on successfully defending his dissertation and his new position at Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
March 2009
  • Professor Patrick Flynn joins the Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. of Information Forensics and Security.
February 2009
January 2009
  • Professor Kevin Bowyer receives a contract from Lockheed Martin to support ear biometrics.
  • Professors Patrick Flynn and Arun Ross(WVU) receive and award from CITeR to support research in superresolution reconstruction of iris images.
September 2008
  • Professors Kevin Bowyer and Patrick Flynn are awarded a contract from the US Army to support the Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge.
June 2008
  • Professor Kevin Bowyer awarded a contract from Progeny Systems to support Biometrics research.
May 2008
  • Professor Patrick Flynn receives a gift from NAVTEQ to support modeling and analysis of large-scale terrain data sets.
April 2008
  • Professors Patrick Flynn and Doug Thain receive an REU supplemental from the NSF to support research on grid-enabled scientific data repositories.