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CITeR: Center for Identification Technology Research

CITeR is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Mission: Working in partnership with our government and industry stakeholders to advance the state of the art in human identification capabilities through coordinated university research.

Our portfolio of activities achieve this mission through cross-cutting research of emerging enabling technologies, interdisciplinary training of scientists and engineers, and facilitation of technology transfer to the private and government sectors through its affiliates.

West Virginia University is the Center’s founding I/UCRC site focusing on biometrics and related identification technology and systems. 

Contact: Prof. Matthew C. Valenti (site Director), 304.293.9139,

or Prof. Nasser M.Nasrabadi (associate Director), 304.293.4815,

Clarkson University, lead I/UCRC site since 2011, focuses on biometric vulnerabilities and intelligence.

The University of Arizona is the Center’s second site focusing on credibility assessment systems.

University at Buffalo joined in 2013 with focus on traditional and soft biometrics, fusion, cryptography, and mobile applications.

Michigan State University has been a partner university since CITeR's founding and is currently seeking to become a I/UCRC site.

Each CITeR University site maintains interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions to effectively respond to affiliate research needs.

EAB-CITeR is a European consortium modeled on CITeR. CITeR is seeking close cooperation while remaining independent consortia.

CITeR Affiliates

Organizations that sign on as Center Affiliates fund, drive, and shape the shared research portfolio of the Center. Affiliates work cooperatively as a group to advance their common interests and are best positioned to continuously and effectively reap the benefits of research outcomes from the shared portfolio. As such they are then ideally positioned to transfer the results to their own efforts and initiate leveraged projects which stem from shared portfolio project results but meet their specific needs.