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Team from WISDM Lab Wins Award for Most Impactful Biometrics Paper

On September 10, 2015, the "IEEE Seventh International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS 2015)" presented an award for the most impactful paper from the BTAS 2010 conference to Jennifer R. Kwapisz, Gary M. Weiss, and Samuel A. Moore of Fordham's Wireless Sensor Data Mining (WISDM) Lab. The award comes with a $1,000 cash prize. Their widely cited paper "Cell Phone-Based Biometric Identification," demonstrated that the accelerometer sensor on a commercial smartphone is able to accurately identify its user based on their movements. This accomplishment is particularly notable since the first author of the paper, Jennifer Kwapisz (FCRH 2010), was an undergraduate CS major at the time of the submission. The award was delivered to Andrew Johnston (FCRH 2017), who was at the conference to present an extension to the original paper that uses smartwatches for biometric gait recognition.

Jennifer is currently an attorney completing her second clerkship for a federal court circuit judge and Sam Moore is a lead software engineer at Betterment. Dr. Weiss is a CIS faculty member and continues to direct the WISDM Lab.


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