ZOLOZ’s collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) began in 2012, when co-founder Toby Rush visited the lab of Dr. Reza Derakhshani at the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department in UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering.
Dr. Derakhshani’s work in ocular recognition formed the basis for some of ZOLOZ’s products, which pushed biometric authentication forward. Today, Dr. Derakhshani serves as ZOLOZ’s chief science officer as well as an associate professor and researcher at UMKC.
The research at Dr. Derakhshani’s lab focuses on ocular and vascular biometrics, mobile security, anti-spoofing, and psychophysiological identification, employing computational intelligence and real-time, data-driven pattern recognition.
Looking beyond the eye, CIBIT also dedicates research to cortical, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal signal analysis and system identification.
The VISOB dataset, publicly available at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, is comprised of images from 550 subjects using the front-facing cameras of three different mobile devices.
Researchers who access the VISOB dataset benefit from the inclusion of intra-class variations, such as out-of-focus images, occlusions due to prescription glasses, different illumination conditions, gaze deviations, eye makeup, specular reflections, and motion blur.
Super-resolution imaging via deep learning.
Issues related to optokinetic response
'Soft' and adaptive biometrics for mobile devices.