Host John Verrico sits down with Arun Vemury, program manager in the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Biometrics and Identity Technology Center, to discuss facial recognition performance and fairness.
The 2021 Biometric Technology Rally focused on evaluating the ability of systems to reliably collect and/or match images of individuals, including those wearing face masks.
S&T Quantifying the Extent to Which Race and Gender Features Determine Identity in Commercial Face Recognition Algorithms
Using data gathered from the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally, we show that commercial face, but not iris, recognition algorithms use features associated with race and gender to establish individual identity.
The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) biometrics screening activities include engagement with mission stakeholders, analysis of port of entry operations, identifying critical and emerging needs, and developing transformational concepts of operation to address the operational requirements of Department of Homeland Security components.
The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Biometrics and Identity Management program develops and evaluates more effective biometric and identity technologies to optimize existing inspection and screening operations for people at POE, transportation security checkpoints, secure facilities, and online systems.
This unique four-part series highlights how S&T and its partners across government are mobilizing research and development (R&D) teams to reduce risks from natural and human-induced disasters; accelerating breakthrough discoveries; and helping the nation prepare against future threats and unknowns.
DHS S&T hosted a first-of-its-kind event to understand the product landscape of technologies that can assist in protecting the privacy of individuals appearing in photos and videos.