Monday, August 6, 2007

Iris Recognition Software in the Works at IUPUI

A professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a $300,000 military grant to develop a video surveillance system for homeland security that uses iris recognition to identify suspects, according to the IUPUI News Bureau

Dr. Yingzi (Eliza) Du, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is one of 33 recipients of the 2007 Office of Naval Research Young Investigators award.

Under a three-year project, Du will research and design software to monitor and identify terrorists and other criminals covertly in real time using the patterns of the irises of their eyes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't they need to have the terrorist in custody previously to obtain the iris data to make recognition possible?