Current Research Directions In Iris Recognition

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Kevin Bowyer University of Notre Dame


This talk will begin with a short introduction to iris recognition and its role as a biometric technology, and will then give an overview of results in several current research areas.  One of these research topics is the effect of varying pupil dilation on iris recognition accuracy.  Another is the effect of wearing contact lenses on iris recognition accuracy, and the development of algorithms to detect the presence of "cosmetic" contact lenses.  If time allows, research issues surrounding iris template aging will also be discussed.


Kevin Bowyer is the Schubmehl-Prein Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and also serves as Chair of the Department. Professor Bowyer received a 2014 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society, with the citation “For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics”.  Professor Bowyer is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IAPR, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society.  Professor Bowyer is serving as General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. and as General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems.  He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and is currently serving on the editorial board of IEEE Access.