Conversational Biometrics Group Homepage
IBM is utilizing two key technologies - speaker verification and conversational systems - to provide enhanced security for voice-based transactions. Our speaker verification technology is combined with user knowledge (i.e. passwords and personal information) elicited through a brief conversation. The combination of the two information sources - called a "Conversational Biometric" - greatly increases the security and reliability of voice-based transactions in a non-intrusive manner and provides a flexible framework for various authentication scenarios so as to maximize user convenience. A demonstration of Conversational Biometrics can be seen here. The Conversational Biometrics Groups is a part of the Human Language Technologies department at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

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Group Members
Conversational Biometrics and Multimedia Mining Group (Photo: Ellen Yoffa)

Summer Interns:

  • Kshitiz Kumar (CMU), Internship 2008
  • Xi Zhou (UIUC), Internship 2007
  • Andrew Glembek (Brno University of Technology), Internship 2007
  • Brendan Baker (QUT), Internship 2005
  • David Klusacek (Charles University Prague), Internship 2004-05
  • James Nealand (QUT), Internship 2004
  • Ming Liu (UIUC), Internship 2003/2004
  • Bing Xiang (Cornell, Internship 2001)
  • Jul Cha (UCLA, Internship 2002)