The founders of NexID Biometrics represent some of the world’s leading authorities on biometric spoof mitigation and liveness detection. Originating their collective research at West Virginia University, the resulting technology established the basis in 2005 for what is today NexID Biometrics.
Founder/CEO – Dr. Stephanie Schuckers’ research interest is the application of modern digital signal processing to biomedical and biometric signals. Her work is funded from various sources, including National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, National Institute of Health, Dept. of Defense, and private industry. Her work has resulted in two US patents, over 40 publications, and interviews appearing in the NY Times, on the Discovery Channel, and on National Public Radio. Dr. Schuckers also serves as the director of the Center for Identification and Technology Research (CITeR).
Founder – Dr. Bojan Cukic is actively involved in research and development in biometrics and computer security, software engineering for high-assurance systems and dependable computing. Dr. Cukic has published over a 100 articles in academic journals, magazines and conference proceedings. He received a US National Science Foundation Career Award and a Tycho Brahe Award for research excellence from the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance.
Founder – Dr. Michael E. Schuckers’ research specialization is statistical performance evaluation of bioauthentication devices including the development of PRESS freeware for statistical summaries of biometric testing. This software has been utilized by testing agencies internationally for determining test parameters and analysis of evaluation results. A member of the American Statistical Association, he has authored several articles on statistical methods for evaluating biometrics.
Founder – Dr. Lawrence A. Hornak explores physiological and molecular biometric sensors and systems, MEM/NEM systems, and technology co-integration for novel sensor functionality. Prior to commencing an academic career in 1991, he spent nine years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ researching sensors and integrated electronic and photonic systems. Dr. Hornak has managed over $6M in research awards including an NSF National Young Investigator Award in support of his mixed technology systems work, and has been awarded a Byrd Professorship for his research spanning biometrics and nanoscience. Dr. Hornak has completed one edited book, several book chapters, and has authored over 90 journal and conference papers.
Chief Operating Officer – Mark Cornett joined NexID Biometrics in 2011, following a decade of general management and startup experience with Fused Solutions / SpiceCSM, a BPO and SaaS company, respectively. Prior to his time with Fused Solutions, Mr. Cornett was a faculty member and academic program director at Clarkson University, serving there thirteen years. During the first ten years of his professional career Mr. Cornett was employed as a sales and marketing professional with the Hewlett-Packard Company.