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CSIS Seminar

Artificial Intelligence in Biometrics: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

Speaker:   Dr. Damon L. Woodard, University of Florida
When:   February 15, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where:   Zoom


Biometrics as a means of establishing identity has been widely adopted primarily due to the increased performance of these systems during the last few decades. A main reason for the improved performance has been the result of utilizing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in biometric systems. Despite the recent advances in AI, many open challenges remain in terms of AI-enabled biometrics. Dr. Damon Woodard will provide an overview of the application of AI in biometric systems and provide an in-depth discussion of open research challenges. Zoom Meeting: https://metsci.zoomgov.com/j/1600095156?pwd=TEFSZndKWVltbmt3ZStreFB4QlVzZz09 Meeting ID: 160 009 5156 Passcode: 024752

Speaker Bio

Dr. Damon L. Woodard currently serves as the Director of AI Partnerships for the University of Florida’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. He is an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida, where he is a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research. His research focuses on the application of artificial intelligence to various problems in the cyber security and national security domains. Dr. Woodard is an IEEE Senior Member, an ACM Senior Member, a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers Fellow, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. Before becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow.