Prof. Arun Ross, to serve as MSU Site Director for NSF CITeR

Michigan State University has been approved by the National Science Foundation as a University Site of CITeR -  the Center for Identification Technology Research. Prof. Arun Ross, the Cillag Endowed Chair in Science and Engineering, will serve as MSU’s Site Director. 


CITeR is a multi-university Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) focusing on Identity Science and Biometrics. CITeR was first established at West Virginia University in 2001. MSU Distinguished Professor, Anil K. Jain, was one of the key scientific advisors for CITeR during its early years. 


The other university sites for CITeR are Clarkson University, West Virginia University and the University at Buffalo. Prof. Stephanie Schuckers of Clarkson University serves as the Center's Director. CITeR’s mission is to work in partnership with government and industry stakeholders to advance the state of the art in human identification technology through coordinated university research. Current CITeR affiliates include Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Veridium, Aware, Inc., HID Global and IDEMIA to name a few. The fees paid by the affiliates are used to fund and develop the research and educational portfolio of CITeR. 


More details about CITeR and its affiliates can be found here: 

(Date Posted: 2019-11-20)