Dr. Stephen J. Elliott
Dr. Elliott is the director of the labs. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation and is heavily involved in research, education and standardization activities related to biometrics.
Managing Director of the Biometric Lab
Kevin was a graduate student in the field of Industrial Technology with a concentration in biometrics. He obtained his MS in Science in the Spring of 2013. His undergraduate degree was also in Industrial Technology at Purdue University in the Spring of 2011. He has presented his research at conferences in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. Kevin’s thesis is interpreting performance stability amongst force levels in fingerprint recognition.
Graduate Researcher, Chair – Human Biometric Sensor Interaction working group
Michael is in his second semester as a graduate researcher in the Biometrics Lab. He received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology from Purdue in December 2011 and then began graduate school in January 2012. During the Summer of 2012 he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on their Identity Management team in Herndon, VA. At Purdue, Michael also works as a T.A. for the IT34500 course: Auto-Identification and Data Capture. Unlike most courses, IT34500 works heavily to promote undergraduate research, working with students to analyze and solve many issues in fields of biometrics and RFID. His research interests center on the Human Biometric Sensor Interaction model. He has published internationally on the topic – in Barcelona, Spain on Dynamic Signature Verification, and more recently in Sydney, Australia. Michael represents the U.S. as an international delegate in the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC37 working group M1.5 for Biometric Performance Testing and Reporting. His MS thesis topic is on the role of test administrator error in data collection and how this impacts the performance metrics of the HBSI model.
Graduate Researcher, Chair – Datasafe working group
Jacob is starting his second semester as a graduate researcher in the Biometrics Lab. He received an undergraduate degree in Computer and Information Technology with a Networking focus. He started in the BSPA labs as a student in Dr. Elliott’s Automatic Identification and Data Capture course in the spring of 2011, and continued to work in the lab after as an undergraduate researcher. He is credited with contributions to the advancement of the Human Biometric Sensor Interaction, particularly with interaction definition, as well as contributions to various projects featured in CERIAS. His research topics encompass many biometric modalities, focusing heavily on iris and face recognition, having been published in research pertaining to iris recognition. Jacob’s graduate thesis is focused on habituation and how it affects the performance of an iris recognition system.
Thomas is an undergraduate student currently enrolled in his senior year majoring in Computer and Information Technology with a focus on Information Systems. His research interests include applied research on fingerprint and iris recognition, and data compression.
Adam is an undergraduate student starting his senior year in Computer and Information Technology with a focus on Information Systems. His research interests include fingerprint recognition and data collection with mobile devices.
Undergraduate ResearchersZach Moore Undergraduate Researcher Zach is an undergraduate student enrolled in Computer and Information Technology graduating in December 2013. His research interests include programming, data management and information systems.