Vir V Phoha

Dr. Vir V. PhohaVir V Phoha, PhD


Fellow of the NAI (National Academy of Inventors) 

ACM Distinguished Scientist (2008)

Professor of EE and CS, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Currently serving as an associate editor and a member of the editorial board of the ACM journal, ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP); and as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS).

Email: vvphoha at

Our BB-MAS  dataset  (7125 views); DARPA demo video (Active Authentication)

(1) “Highest Impact Award” IEEE CVPR 2018 Workshop on Biometrics. (Click to see the certificate.)   We are pleased to announce that your paper titled Context-Aware Active Authentication Using Smartphone Accelerometer Measurements’ presented during CVPR 2014 biometrics workshop has been selected for this award.”  (Quoted from email from the organizers of 2018 IEEE CVPR Workshop on Biometrics.) The award highlights the impact.

(2) Our BB-MAS  dataset  (7125 views) is one of the three “most popular datasets on IEEE DataPort” as of May 13, 2020. (See the email sent from IEEE to all members of IEEE.)

(3) Selected as a recipient (academic category) of the 2017 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation  Award. (Region 1 — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey (Northern), New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.)

(4) DARPA grant funded.

See ACM DL Author-ize serviceEarEcho: Using Ear Canal Echo for Wearable Authentication

Yang Gao, Wei Wang, Vir V. Phoha, Wei Sun, Zhanpeng Jin
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 2019

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