Institute for Interdisciplinary Identity Sciences (I3S)


  • National Missing and Unidentified Persons Systems (NamUs) is a U.S Department of Justice sponsored program that attempts to identify missing person by coordinating a data repository for all missing persons to include photos of the missing as well as demographic information and location. Further information can be found at:
  • Founding Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Science (CASIS), the 1st Director of National Intelligence Science & Technology Center of Academic Excellence in the United States. This interdisciplinary (Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Visual Computing) research center is composed of researchers from North Carolina A&T (Lead), Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. (
  • Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG), The mission of FISWG is to develop consensus standards, guidelines and best practices for the discipline of image-based comparisons of human features, primarily face, as well as to provide recommendations for research and development activities necessary to advance the state of the science in this field. Details can be found at:
  • Facial Collaboration Meeting (FCM), is a product of the FBI Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE) focused on understanding of using the face for forensic and automatic recognition. Details of the FBI BCOE can be found at:
  • The UNC Defense Applications Group (UNCDAG) is a multi-disciplinary group of UNC faculty and staff who seek to solve applied research and development challenges presented by USASOC.UNCDAG will focus exclusively on Warfighter capability gaps and challenges identified by USASOC. While such capability gaps and challenges will align with USASOC priorities, resulting materiel solutions will ultimately benefit the special operations community, the Army community and the intelligence community. UNCDag