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Zhanpeng Jin

Zhanpeng Jin

Associate Professor

BS, MS - Northwestern Polytechnical University

PhD - University of Pittsburgh

Office Location: ES-2306
Phone:  (607) 777-3363
Fax: (607) 777-4464

Course Information: EECE552
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Brainprint Research

Research/Teaching Focus: Mobile and wearable computing and security issues in smart health, cognitive biometrics, neural engineering, and neuromorphic computing systems, low-power sensing and electronics


Heartbeat could be the password to health records

Traditional security measures—like cryptography or encryption—can be expensive, time-consuming and computing-intensive. Binghamton researchers encrypted patient data using a person’s unique electrocardiograph (ECG)—a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart measured by a biosensor attached to the skin—as the key to lock and unlock files. Read More >>

Ask a Scientist: Nervous system is a high-speed highway

Binghamton University “brainprint” researchers get $900K in funding

Dr. Jin's NSF Grant: Brain Password: Exploring A Psychophysiological Approach for Secure User Authentication. See articles and media coverage of what Dr. Jin and his fellow researchers are calling "brainprints" here.

NSF Award: 2016 NSF Award

Update, August 2016: The team recently received official confirmation of roughly $1.2 million more total funding over four years (about $900,000 total will come to Binghamton and around $300,000 total will go to the State University of New York at Buffalo) through the National Science Foundation for the project titled: "TWC SBE: Medium: Collaborative: Brain Hacking: Assessing Psychological and Computational Vulnerabilities in Brain-based Biometrics." Read more here about the first year of the Binghamton award; The first year of the Buffalo award

2015 Watson Review: Smart Sensors Monitor Health

Research Awards 2013-2014:
Dr. Zhanpeng Jin, Dr. Sarah Laszlo, A Novel Mobile Human- Computer Interaction Approach Based on Wearable Eye- Controlled Glasses for Assisted Living and Health Care, 2013 Health Science Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence.  

The collaborative team of Dr. Zhanpeng Jin (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Dr. Sarah Laszlo (Psychology) was awarded the 2013 Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) Health Sciences Collaboration Grant. Nonconventional human-computer interactions (HCIs) show great potential for controlling computers and smart appliances, which are of particular significance to people with disabilities requiring hands-free alternatives. Built upon the investigators' complementary expertise, this project will investigate a wearable, eye-controlled, glass-style, mobile HCI system leveraging the rich source of information extracted from eye movements. This new paradigm can transform the way people use and communicate with computing systems and can be seamlessly extended to a handsfree assistive control system to improve the quality of life and well-being of people with special needs.

Dr. Zhanpeng Jin, Smart-Mobile Cloud Platform to Deliver Personalized Healthcare,
Xerox Corporation.

Dr. Zhanpeng Jin, Brain-Based Biometrics research included in BBC Science Focus' list: "Future Technology: 22 ideas about to change our world." "Your Brain print as a password." read more

Check out Professor Jin's video in the Beyond the Classroom Series

Professor Zhang answers "Ask a Scientist".  "Why don't we have the same fingerprints?"

Last Updated: 11/8/17