Behavior scientists at the University of Buffalo received an $800,000 grant to develop a technology that would help identify terrorists by their behavior. The project aims to fuse a variety of known biometric and video analysis technologies into a single “malfeasance score.”
“No single biometric is suited for all applications,” said Govindaraju, who also is founder and director of UB’s Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors. “Here at CUBS, we take a unique approach to developing technologies that combine and ‘tune’ different biometrics to fit specific needs. In this project, we are focusing on how to analyze different behaviors and come up with a single malfeasance indicator.” The UB project is among the first to involve computer scientists and behavioral scientists working together to develop more accurate detection systems based on research from each field.
I wish them luck, but this is a tremendously difficult problem to solve.