Here are a select few highlight video interviews of our research throughout the years. Video links to interviews and talks will launch upon clicking the news icon on the left.


World Economic Forum (WEF), IDEASLAB Talk, DAVOS, Switzerland

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NOVA Science Channel, “The Boston Manhunt - What Technologies Worked and which didn’t”

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CNN Interview, "Boston Manhunt​"

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CNN Feature, "Iris Scanners Get Longer Range"

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118. January 8, 2021, Popular Science, “Facial recognition still can’t prove someone’s identity”

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117. July 29, 2020, CNN Business, “Face Masks Are Screwing Up Facial Recognition Software” 

116. May 10, 2019, MilitarySpot, “Machine Learning and AI – Its Effect on the Battlefield”


115. March 25, 2020, CISION PRWEB, “31 Companies, Products and People making Artificial Intelligence a Reality in 2020”


114. October 30, 2019, Forbes, “Meet The Robots Working The Candy Aisle This Halloween” 


113. March 28, 2019, CNET, “Huge Leaps in AI have made facial recognition smarter than your brain” 

112. February 23, 2019, The Durango Herald, “Are Biometrics The Answer for Airport Security?” 

111. February 23, 2019, TwinCities, “Is Fast, Friendly Airport Screening On The Way?” 

110. February 19, 2019, Born2Invest, “What is the Future of Airport Screening?” 

109. February 14, 2019, The Washington Post, “What Does the Future of Airport Screening Hold?” 

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108. January 14, 2019, Post-Gazette, “People On The Move”


107. July 23, 2018, ZDnet, “Store scanning robots will get AI, object recognition boost” 

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106. November 14, 2018, The New York Times, “Learning to Attack the Cyberattackers Can’t Happen Fast Enough”

105. November 9, 2018, Bizjournals, “Marios Savvides named CMU’s first Bossa Nova Robotics Chair in AI”


104. November 7, 2018, Broadway World, “HBO to Debut THE TRUTH ABOUT KILLER ROBOTS Documentary”


103. October 16, 2018, Popular Science, “Get Ready for A lot more Facial Recognition At the Airport   


102. January 17, 2018, CMU Experts Lead Conversations at World Economic Forum (WEF) 

101. January 9, 2018, Swiss Radio SRF.CH, “So wird Iris-Erkennung die Welt verändern” 


100. November 2, 2017, WPXI, “What Facebook Facial Recognition can mean for your Privacy” 


99. October 11, 2017, Police One, “5 Things to Consider before implementing Iris Scanning Technology”

98. October 4, 2017, MIT Technology Review, “This Startup Wants to Bring Face Recognition to All Kinds of Smartphones”

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97. September 29, 2017, “Iphone X’s Facial Recognition is Cool but it’s Not the future of technology” 


96. September 19, 2017, TRIB LIVE, “Could Your Iris be your Iphone’s Next Passcode?” 

95. September 15, 2017, MIC, “Apple’s Iphone X Face-ID scanning is Cool. Iris Scanning is eve cooler” 


94. March 17, 2017, VOCATIV, “Iris Scanners Are Coming to Phones, But are they Safe?” 


93. March 15, 2017, Popular Science, “Passwords Suck, but Lip-Reading Computers won’t save us” 


92. January 9, 2017, Big Picture Science – Podcast, “No Face to Hide”

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91. November 16, 2016, Govtech Works, “Biometrics Could Make Passwords Obsolete” 


90. August 16, 2016, The Wall Street Journal, “Japanese Biometric Startup Feels Future at Its Fingertips” 


89. June 15, 2016, New Scientist, “We Now Have the Tech to fingerprint babies – but should we?” 


88. September 21, 2016, NOVA PBS, “How Artificial Intelligence Can Stop Sex Trafficking”


87. December 5, 2015, CNN, “Las partes de tu cuerpo que no conoces y te hacen único” 


86. December 2015, CNN, “The Other ‘Fingerprints’ you don’t know about” 

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85. November 23, 2015, Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada 

84. November 9, 2015, Carnegie Mellon Today, “Faces in the Crowd” 


83. October 20, 2015, GovTechWorks, “Facial Recognition gets Better and New Uses Emerge”

82. September 2015, Buildings Smarter, “The Case for Biometrics”


81. September 2015, Marketplace Tech, “Stolen Fingerprints put Biometrics Business at Risk” 

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80. September 2015, SETI Institute, Blog Science Radio Show, “No Face to Hide” 


79. August 14, 2015,, “If we go to biometric IDs, will hackers try to steal your face? 

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78. August 4, 2015, Daily Mail UK, “Eye-Scanners used to track terrorists adapted to help search for missing children like Madeleine McCann”


77. August 4, 2015, FOX NEWS, “Eye-Scanning Tech used to track terrorists adapted to help find missing children”


76. July 16, 2015, Government Technology, “Biometrics Emerge as Passcode Alternative” 


75. June 4, 2015, Tech Times, “Sorry, Criminals, Long-Range Iris Scanners Will Ruin Your Career” 

74. June 1, Vozpopuli, “Cómo identificar a una persona por el iris a más de 10 metros” 


73. May 27, 2015, AllMediaNY, “New Tech Can ID you by your Eyes from 40ft Away” 

72. May 27, Information Week, “Iris Scans: Security Breakthrough Or Privacy Invasion?” 

71. May 25, 2015, Daily Mail U.K. Science & Technology, “Iris Scanner can identify you in REFLECTIONS: Minority Report-style tech can be used up to 40ft away”


70. May 23, 2015, IATRANSHUMANISME, “Un système de reconnaissance d’Iris pouvant vous identifier « à distance » 

69. May 22, 2015, UPI Science News, “Iris Scanner Can ID a person from 40 feet away” 

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68. May 21, 2015, The Conversation U.K., “Iris Scanners Can Now Identify Us from 40 feet away” 

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67. May 17, 2015, Pittsburgh Magazine, “Will Latest CMU Invention Make Fingerprinting Obsolete?” 


66. May 13, 2015, Silicon Beat – The Tech Blog of The Mercury News, “Privacy and Security In the Age of Tracking, iris Scanning and Biometrics”

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65. May 13, 2015, The ATLANTIC, “Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here” 


64. May 11, 2015, International Business Times, “Iris Scanners, Widely Used by US Military Could Be Coming to a Police Department Near You”


63. May 5, 2015, 20 Minutes – France, “Une invention permet d'identifier une personne à distance grâce à son iris


62. May 5, 2015, Huffington Post, “New Iris Recognition Tech Could Make It Easier to Catch Criminals “ 


61. April 2015, CNN, “Iris Eye Scanners Getting Longer Range” 


60. April 27, 2015, FINDBIOMETRICS, “CyLab Honored for Long-Distance Iris Scanner” 24272/


59. April 18, 2015, Discovery News, “Iris Scanner Identifies a person 40 feet away” 

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58. April 17, 2015, The Washington Times, “Minority Report’ – like eye scanner works from 40ft away” 


57. April 17, 2015, Yahoo! Tech, “New Iris Scanning Tech Could Identify You from 40 Feet Away” 


56. March 31, 2015, MyScience Wire, “Carnegie Mellon CyLab Biometrics Center Named Edison Award Finalist” 

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55. April 2015, CNN, “Iris Eye Scanners Getting Longer Range”

54. Jan, 2014, FASTCompany, “Your Eyes will Unlock Everything” 


53. Aug 7, 2014, Science News for Students, “Biometrics: New IDs that are uniquely you”

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52. Nov 4, 2014, “School Districts Turns To Biometrics For Students Paying” 


51. Nov 14, 2014, BBC U.K. "Cellphone authentication” 


50. December 4, 2013, NBC News, “Washington Frets over ‘Minority Report’ – style facial recognition technology”

49. October 2, 2013, Popular Mechanics, “6 Better Ways to Keep Airports Safe” 


48. November 26, 2013, CNN, “Embracing Big Brother: How Facial Recognition could help fight crime” 

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47. November 12, 2013, CBS, “CMU Facial Recognition technology Could be the Future for Catching Criminals”

46. August 2013, Popular Mechanics, “Tracking Tsarnaev: Facial Recognition Will ID the Next Bomber”


45. July 28, 2013, Toledo Blade, “Climate change helps strengthen poison ivy” 


44. July 17, 2013, New Scientist, “Lines on the face help pick the twin who dunnit” 


43. May 29,2013, PBS Newshour, “Are Faces the New Fingerprint?” 


42. May 29, 2013, NOVA Science Channel, “The Boston Manhunt - What Technologies Worked and which didn’t”


41. May 29, 2013, ARS Technica, “Hallucinating a face, new software could have ID’d Boston bomber” 


40. May 27, 2013, Business Insider, “Drones With Facial Recognition technology Will End Anonymity” 

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39. May 20, 2013, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Front page article), ”Nowhere to Hide”


38. May 19, 2013 - CBS 60 Minutes interview by Leslie Stahl, “Faces in a crowd” 


37. May 2, 2013 - CNN, “Next Generation Biometrics CMU can help capture Terrorists” 

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36. April 18, 2013 - MIT Technology Review, “How Facial Recognition Tech Could Help Trace Terrorism Suspects”

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35. April 15, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Two Carnegie Mellon researchers create digital database of poisonous plants”


34. Feb 26,2013 - REUTERS “Carnegie Mellon Researchers Lead Collaborative Team Developing Digital Mapping of Poisonous Plants”

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33. Feb 25, 2013, The Tartan “CyLab seeks top map poisonous plants for better treatment”


32. January 25, 2013, Wired, “11 Body Parts Defense Researchers will use to track you” 


31. January 25, 2013, Brookings OP ED, “11 Body Parts Researchers Will Use to Track You”

30. November 2012, Homeland Security Today, “Three Reasons Why Iris Recognition will Revolutionize Border Management”


29. September 20,2012 – New Scientist “Cameras Know You By Your Walk” 

28. September 11, 2012, NextMe Italy, “FBI: Un nuovo database dei criminali grazie al riconoscimento facciale”


27. September 11, 2012 – Le Monde Informatique, “Le FBI investit 1 milliard de dollars dans un projet de reconnaissance faciale”


26. September 7, 2012 – New Scientist, “Enhanced Face Recognition Project - FBI” 


25. July 23, 2012, Descopera, “Un nou system biometric va permite identificarea personanelor pe baza stilului de mers”


24. July 18, 2012, LiveScience, “Future Eye Scanners Must Combat Aging Eyes” 


23. July 24, 2012, ZDNET, “Two feet beat one password every time, researchers believe” 

22. June 26, 2012, TECHCONNECT, “Discussing The Future of Biometrics and Identity Management” 

21. June 17, 2012, Innovation News Daily, “Future Eye Scanners Must Combat Aging Eyes” 

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20. February 1, 2010 - The Tartan "Savvides develops facial, iris recognition” 

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19. January 24, 2010, Post-Gazette, “CMU research aims to improve airport security” 


18. June 22, 2009, Carnegie Mellon Today, Carnegie Mellon Fall 2009 Issue.


17. July 2009, Scientific American, “Security on the [Eye]Ball: Hands-Free Iris Biometrics to Keep Bad Guys at Bay”


16. May 2009: WPXI TV “CMU Developing Terrorist-Fighting Tool” 

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15. April 30, 2009: News Maker “DoD Awards $1.5 Million Grant for CyLab Iris Recognition Research” 


14. April 18, 2009: Tribune-Review Newspaper, Biometrics Lab  Research 


13. April 17, 2009: WTAE TV, News Twitter article


12.  September 20,2012 – New Scientist “Cameras Know You By Your Walk” 


11. February 30, 2009: News Maker - Marios Savvides tapped to form Office of the Director of National Intelligence 1s Center of Academic Excellence in Science & Technology press release: Homeland Security Newswire : 


10.November 28, 2008: Outline Productions/Great Britain/Weird Connections - The Gadget Show.


9. November 24, 2008: Information Security Magazine/cover story about the Biometrics Lab Featured on the front cover of Information Security magazine, following a three-page article on Biometrics lab and capabilities in long range iris acquisition, matching and 3D face pose normalization. 


8. September 14, 2008, Congressman Murtha visits Biometrics Lab looks at Iris recognition.

7. Pittsburgh’s WQED Magazine Article on Biometrics Lab Iris Research


6. September 2003, OSA-Optical Society of America invited demo session, local TV station in Arizona aired the Face Recognition Demo


5. August 27, 2003, TV News coverage of Face Recognition Demo was aired related to biometrics and computer security including an interview given to WTAE TV.


4. October 14, 2002: TV news coverage on U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle visited CMU with a $35 million- dollar grant from ARO for the Center of Computer and Communications Security (C3S) (now CMU CyLab). The Face Recognition demo was presented and shown on TV on 3 different channels (KDKA, WTAE, Fox News).


3. SPIE newsroom interview on Un-cooperative Biometrics, SPIE Defense & Security Symposium 


2. News Article by Times newspaper on Airport Security 

1. Carnegie Mellon University and National Biometric Security Project, memorandum of agreement News Press