What We Do


Undergraduate Graduate MS Online Badges


Undergraduate/Graduate Projects Master’s Theses Grants and Evaluations


Biometric and ICT Standards INCITS ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC37

The HBSI Model

Innovative Measurements Usability Evaluations Ergonomics


Product and Algorithm Development R&D Partnership Rapid Prototyping Usability Evaluations

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4 Continents


Testing Lab

Our new state of the art testing facility, located in Young Hall, houses the biometric technologies we use for research and serves as the testing facility for various grants and research projects. In an environment constantly monitored to maintain consistent temperature, lighting, and sound, test administrators conduct studies in a distraction-free environment enabling them to collect high quality data.


Observation Room

The observation room serves as the main control room for testing. A large one-way glass panel, combined with video and audio surveillance enables a secondary test administrator to monitor data collections and assist the primary test administrator without interfering or distracting participants.


Conference Room

Our multi-functional conference room serves as a space for hosting team meetings, class discussions, and presentations. The wall-mounted TV servers as a tool for both a video conferencing and presentations.



Our new classroom facilities in Young Hall provide space for undergraduate students to complete school work and research projects. This room also serves as the home of ICBR’s graduate students who teach undergraduate labs and are actively involved in research grants and data collections.

Latest News

    Michael Brockly’s M.S. thesis presentation for Purdue University, December 2013. This study created a framework to quantify and mitigate the amount of error that test administrators introduced to a biometric system during data collection. Prior research has focused only on the subject and the errors they make when interacting with biometric systems, while…

The International Center for Biometric Research has recently been featured in a video for the College of Technology. See the video below for a look into our daily life. “All of those cool biometrics technologies you see in movies are studied, tested and researched at Purdue University’s College of Technology. Undergraduate students are exposed to…

Stephen J. Elliott, Ph.D., director of the International Center for Biometric Research (ICBR) at Purdue University, will showcase the center and its work during a segment on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday morning, September 26 (at approximately 7:40 a.m. ET). Watch the story from the Today show. Elliott, professor of technology leadership and innovation in the…

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