On February 27, the "Graduate Student Union":http://gsu.nd.edu/ and "Office for Postdoctoral Scholars":http://postdocs.nd.edu/ hosted their annual "Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium":http://gsu.nd.edu/symposium/gsu-symposium/
First year applied and computational mathematics and statistics graduate student Claire Chow was recently selected as a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholar. The program is a one-year scholarship program intended to increase the number of women pursuing Ph.D degrees.
p=. !/assets/125311/125x/estefan_ortiz_thumb.png(Estefan Ortiz, PhD Candidate, Computer Science and Engineering)! p. _— Using smartphones to track eye movement and facial features..._ _— A national ID program based on iris images..._ _— Iris scans used to track children exiting a school bus..._ p. While these scenarios may seem like science fiction to some, they are actual feats of identification in our world today. All are possible thanks to advances in the field of biometrics — the field in which Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student *Estefan Ortiz* spends his days — and, frequently, his nights.