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The Biometrics and Biomolecular Sensing Group

The Biometrics and Biomolecular Sensing Group advances the areas of molecular and physiological biometrics through its research.

Device research explores photonic architectures for molecular sensing including integrated optical waveguide evanescent, photonic crystal, and whispering gallery mode based devices. Device efforts emphasize co-integration of novel materials and architectures. Sensor systems work advances physiological biometrics research of the NSF Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR).

Research focuses on the multispectral acquisition of iris, face, and soft biometrics in the visible, near-infrared (N-IR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectral bands to provide complementary information for robust recognition and reduced system vulnerability.