European Cooperative Identification Technology Research Consortium
The European Cooperative Identification Technology Research Consortium (EAB-CITeR) is established after the model of the US based Center for Identification Technology Research (US-CITeR). The EAB-CITeR and the US-CITeR are seeking close cooperation while remaining independent consortia. The EAB-CITeR shall maintain a mechanism whereby the environment of registered EAB-CITeR "Institutional Members" can be used to carry out high quality research, to train talented engineers and researchers and to foster technology transfer from academia to the industry.
Being split between partners (academic institution, a non-for-profit research institution or an individual researcher or scientist) and affiliates (company, public research and development organization or agency, or any government-owned contractor operated laboratory), the center ensures an environment of mutual benefit. While the partners create research proposals for funding consideration according to the affiliates' needs, the affiliates fund and drive the research carried out among the partners.
This structure helps industry partners to gain unparalleled access to cutting-edge researchers and their expertise and supports researchers to acquire the opportunity to bid for funding from driven and relevant organisations. Through this multidisciplinary environment, it is expected that organisations will enjoy a golden age of biometric development, leading to rapid improvements in current biometric technology and the realization of novel technologies.
The EAB-CITeR is a formal EAB-Committee with 2 chairmen (see below) and is operated by the Idiap research institute of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing.
- The inauguration of the EAB-CITeR is scheduled to take place during the EAB Symposium in London on 25 February 2015.
Chairmen of the EAB-CITeR:
- Dr. Sébastien Marcel, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland (Methodologies)
- Prof. Dr. Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente, Netherlands
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