Center Overview

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, which has retired in 2016, was 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 become a site in 2019, focusing on privacy, security, natural language processing, genomics and forensics.

IDIAP in Switzerland is the first international site since 2019 with focus on biometrics and presentation attack detection.

Each CITeR University site maintains interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions to effectively respond to affiliate research needs.