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School of Computing
100 McAdams Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, S.C. 29634-0974
Damon L. Woodard, Ph.D.
Director, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Lab (BPRL)
Associate Professor, Division of Human-Centered Computing

Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University where he has established the Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Lab (BPRL). In 2008, the BPRL joined North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina Wilimington in forming the Center of Advanced Studies in the Identity Sciences (CASIS) which is the Office of the Director National Intelligence's first science and technology based Center of Academic Excellence (CAE).

His research interests include biometrics, pattern recognition, computer vision, and identity sciences. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of advanced iris recognition systems using high resolution sensors. His current research projects include the development of periocular based biometric systems, ear shape based biometrics, and soft biometric classification.

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