Standoff Biometric Identification - Face Recognition

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What are the current-state technologies, solutions, and limitations of stand-off biometric identification, specifically in face recognition? What U.S. government programs are active in this topic?

DSIAC was tasked with investigating standoff biometric identification, specifically face recognition, technologies/solutions, and their limitations. Also of interest were U.S. government (USG) programs researching this topic and pertinent publications/reports related to face recognition research. A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) from West Virginia University (WVU) specializing in biometrics and computer vision provided a brief overview of different standoff biometric technologies for potential application to military sensing and scene understanding, specifically to human identification on challenging environments. Additionally, he provided a multiple source bibliography of ~30 research articles with descriptions, references for ~40 research articles, and a list of biometrics technology SME organizations and individuals for academia, government, and industry recommended to support a potential bilateral workshop. Finally, he supplied a list of ongoing WVU biometrics research projects related to face recognition and contacts with detailed information. 

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
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