Biometric Technology Rally

NEC Tops Competition in Identifying Subjects Wearing Face Masks at DHS 2020 Biometric Technology Rally

An algorithm submitted by NEC Corporation of America (NEC) outpaced all competition in correctly matching images of subjects wearing face masks at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) 2020 Biometric Technology Rally. The algorithm submitted by NEC, code-named ‘Alan’ for the anonymized test, achieved the highest True Identification Rate (TIR) at 98.7%.