Notes from the Editor (IEEE Supplement 2014)

Download the full issue Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Homeland Security Affairs is proud to again publish the best papers from the IEEE Conference on Technology for Homeland Security. The 2013 conference selected one paper as the “best” overall, plus one “best” paper from each of four tracks: Attack

Analysis of the Effects of Image Transformation, Template Selection, and Partial Information on Face Recognition with Time-Varying Expressions For Homeland Security Applications

Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Iliana V. Voynichka and Dalila B. Megherbi ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper Overall Facial recognition, especially with time-varying facial expressions and/or disguises, is crucial in many homeland security applications. The recent Boston Marathon attack is one example reminder of the importance of developing accurate and

A Customized Modeling and Simulation Tool for Port and Airport Evacuation and Recovery: An Integrated Tool for Enhancing Preparedness and Response

Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Paul A. Belella and Bethann Rooney ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper in the Attack Prep track. Effective planning for the evacuation of port and airport facilities during or in advance of an event, and for the recovery of normal operations after an event, requires a

Recent Developments in Voice Biometrics: Robustness and High Accuracy

Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Nicolas Scheffer, Luciana Ferrer, Aaron Lawson, Yun Lei, and Mitchell McLaren ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper in the Biometrics and Forensics track. Recently, researchers have tackled difficult voice biometrics problems that resonate with the defense and research communities. These problems include non-ideal recording conditions that

Towards A Theory of Autonomous Reconstitution of Compromised Cyber-Systems

Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Pradeep Ramuhalli, Mahantesh Halappanavar, Jamie Coble, and Mukul Dixit ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper in the Cyber Security track. Effective reconstitution approaches for cyber systems are needed to keep critical infrastructure operational in the face of an intelligent adversary. The reconstitution response, including recovery and evolution, may require