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EyeVerify Winner of 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards


UMKC’s EyeVerify, a Kansas City startup developing biometric identification devices for mobile phones, was recently selected as a winner of two 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards.  Out of the hundreds of nominees, only 12 received awards at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA. EyeVerify received the Startup of the Year award, and Riddhiman Das, software developer for EyeVerify, received the Technologist of the Year award.

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SCE Professor Reza Derakhshani’s Research Licensed

A new start-up company, EyeVerify, is utilizing UMKC SCE Professor Reza Derakhshani’s eye-vein biometrics research to develop a biometric personal authentication software module able to identify a cell phone device user. According to the Silicon Prairie News article, Kansas City startup EyeVerify sees opportunity in the whites of your eyes, “Derakhshani, in tandem with Arun Ross at West Virginia University, discovered and patented the core concept of eye-vein biometrics” and “EyeVerify has since acquired an exclusive license to the patent and related IP. Derakhshani, Ross and their teams continue to be engaged and are advancing the science behind EyeVerify.”

SCE Faculty Reza Derakshani MSPE State Conference Presenter

BiometricsSCE Professor Reza Derakhshani is an invited speaker at MSPE’s 73rd Annual Convention at the Lake of the Ozarks on June 16, 2010.  Biometrics: now and the future is his talk’s title.  He will present the current state of the art in biometric identification, discussing both their strengths and vulnerabilities and conclude with a discussion on the future of identification technologies and their potential implications.  Biometrics is the science of discovering or verifying individuals’ identities based on their unique physiological traits, such as iris, vein, or fingerprint patterns. Applications typically include securing authorized access to a protected physical or informational entity. Some biometric measures such as fingerprinting have been known since the ancient times. However, given the recent digital revolution and security needs, we are increasingly encountering different forms of biometrics in many aspects of our lives.