Jain and Pankanti author IEEE Spectrum cover story

Anil Jain and Sharathchandra Pankanti (PhD ’95) have proposed a biometric authentication system for credit cards that could thwart even the most sophisticated identity thieves. Their story, A Touch of Money, is featured on the cover of the July 2006 issue of IEEE Spectrum, a magazine distributed to over 385,000 technology professionals and senior industry executives worldwide. Jain and Pankanti’s outline for a self-contained smart-card system could be implemented within the next few years, protecting consumers and businesses from billions of dollars in losses due to identity theft.

(Date Posted: 2006-07-03)