Tandon in the News

With the proliferation of biometric scanning, some hidden risks

Features the research of Nasir Memon, and Julian Togelius, professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon.

… A team of researchers at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, for instance, created an algorithm to not only simulate a person’s fingerprint but to create a single print that can masquerade as several others and fool scanners as often as 20 percent of the time — all without replicating an actual print. ... Much like a master key can fit many different locks, the NYU Tandon [School of Engineering] algorithm, called DeepMasterPrints, focuses on generating artificial prints that contain enough common fingerprint characteristics to allow them to fool fingerprint sensors into believing they’re a match. In order to do this, researchers use a three-step process.

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