CITeRís research capabilities span five program areas covering the functionality and issues associated with the use of biometric systems.
Maintaining a Dynamic Research Portfolio: The Central Role of Center Members
An IUCRC is unique in the cooperative way in which research activities of the Center are defined. As a full dues paying member of CITeR, an organization is entitled to voting participation in the Centerís Advisory Board. The Advisory Board, composed of one representative from each of its voting members, meets twice a year to review the results and direction of current work by the Center and to formulate and recommend topics for new projects. Based on this input, current research activity directions are fine-tuned and new topics are rapidly linked with appropriate center faculty through a consultative and collaborative RFP process undertaken by the Center Director. Each project is assigned a Project Monitor from the membership of the Advisory Board who works throughout the course of the project with the faculty engaged in the work and the Center Director to monitor the progress of the activity. This NSF IUCRC process for research portfolio evolution guarantees that CITeRís research activities will remain dynamic and reflect the best achievable intersection of the needs of the membership and the expertise of the Center faculty.