NexID Co-founder Earns Second Place for Research Paper in Sports Analytics

POTSDAM, NY – March 8, 2013 – Dr. Michael Schuckers, co-founder of NexID Biometrics, a leading provider of spoof mitigation and liveness detection solutions for the biometric authentication industry, earned a second place finish from among more than 100 entrants in the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past March 1-2, 2013 with his research paper, “Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A Comprehensive Statistical Rating of National Hockey League Forwards and Defensemen Based Upon All On-Ice Events.” The paper was co-authored by Mr. James Curro, a graduate of St. Lawrence University and currently a graduate student at Iowa State University. Dr. Schuckers’ research and knowledge in the field of statistics has been instrumental in the development of liveness detection technology for fingerprint scanning devices.

About NexID Biometrics

NexID Biometrics is a leading software and technology supplier to the biometric authentication industry. The company develops and licenses liveness detection software that enables fingerprint-scanning technologies to more accurately, and with greater confidence, authenticate scanned images by mitigating spoof-related risks. The company also provides testing and analysis of fingerprint scanning devices to identify existing vulnerabilities to known spoofing strategies. The company’s founders represent some of the world’s leading authorities on biometric spoof mitigation and liveness detection.

About MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

The conference, known as the Super Bowl of Sports Analytics, provides a forum for industry professionals (executives and leading researchers) and students to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry. MIT Sloan is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in this arena, and the conference enriches opportunities for learning about the sports business world. For more information visit: