Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023-11-01 Backpropagation-free 4D continuous ant-based neural topology searchApplied Soft Computing2023-11-01
2023-06-01 We Are Also Metabolites: Towards Understanding the Composition of Sweat on Fingertips via Hyperspectral ImagingMDPI Digital.  137-145. 2023-06-01
2020-10-01 Mitigating Algorithmic Bias in Deep Convolutional Neural NetworksAnnals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  14. 2020-10-01
2020-01-01 Kinship VerificationIEEE Computer Magazine2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Sharing a powerful IDEA: Learning organizations collaborating to innovate and design engaging applications in STEM educationDevelopment and Learning in Organizations.  34:9-12. 2020-01-01
2017-10-01 Enhance Handwriting Script Recognition with Language ModelingAnnals of the MS Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  11. 2017-10-01
2017-03-01 A Novel Race Classification Method Based on Periocular Features FusionInternational Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.  31:21. 2017-03-01
2016-11-01 Designing the Future of Smart HealthIEEE Computer.  22. 2016-11-01
2014-01-01 Investigating the periocular-based face recognition across gender transformationJournal of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.  2180-2192. 2014-01-01
2013-12-01 An Evaluation of Classification Performance for Facial Analytics on Diverse DatasetsAnnals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  7. 2013-12-01
2013-01-01 An Open Source Extensible Automatic Landmarking System using Dynamic Active Shape Models (DASM)Annals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  7. 2013-01-01
2013-01-01 Human face ageing: a perspective analysis from anthropometry and biometricsAge Factors in Biometric Processing.  93. 2013-01-01
2013-01-01 Image classification using kernel collaborative representation with regularized least squareApplied Mathematics and Computation.  222:13–28. 2013-01-01
2013-01-01 LBP-based periocular recognition on challenging face datasetsEURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.  2013:1–13. 2013-01-01
2013-01-01 Orthognathic surgery and the biometric e-passport: a change in surgical practice.The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery2013-01-01
2012-04-01 Improved Image-based Automatic Gender Classification by Feature SelectionJournal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Research.  1:241-253. 2012-04-01
2012-01-01 Genetic & Evolutionary Biometric Security: Disposable Feature Extractors for Mitigating Biometric Replay AttacksProcedia Computer Science.  8:351–360. 2012-01-01
2011-08-01 What are soft biometrics and how can they be used?Computer.  44:94-96. 2011-08-01
2011-06-01 Sequential Row-Column 2DPCA for Face RecognitionJournal of Neural Computing and Applications.  1-7. 2011-06-01
2011-01-01 Applying GECs for Feature Selection and Weighting using X-TOOLSSProc. of 8th Annual International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods.  1–6. 2011-01-01
2011-01-01 Dissecting Human IdentityIEEE Computer.  44:96-97. 2011-01-01
2011-01-01 Face recognition using kernel UDPNeural processing letters.  34:177–192. 2011-01-01
2011-01-01 Implications of Adult Facial Aging on BiometricsBiometrics–Unique and Diverse Applications in Nature, Science, and Technology.  89–106. 2011-01-01
2011-01-01 The use of 3dMD surface imaging technology in forensic face identity research at I2SISJournal of Forensic Technology Review.  1:4-9. 2011-01-01
2010-02-01 Unconstrained Biometric Identification: Emerging TechnologiesComputer.  43:56-62. 2010-02-01
2010-01-01 Individual Identification using Dynamic Facial Expressions with Active Appearance-Based Hidden Markov Models InterfaceAnnals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  4. 2010-01-01
2010-01-01 Laplacian bidirectional PCA for face recognitionNeurocomputing.  74:487–493. 2010-01-01
2009-06-01 Improvements and Performance Evaluation Concerning Synthetic Age Progression and Face Recognition Affected by Adult AgingProceedings of third IAPR International Conference on Biometrics2009-06-01
2008-12-01 CommunityTips. org: A System for Anonymous TippingAnnals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  2. 2008-12-01
2008-04-01 The MORPH Database: Investigating the Effects of Adult Craniofacial Aging on Automated Face-Recognition TechnologyJournal of Forensic Science Communications, Research and Technology.  10. 2008-04-01
2008-01-01 An Applicable Approach to Signal Analysis and Peak DetectionAnnals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  2. 2008-01-01
2007-04-01 A review of the literature on the aging adult skull and face: Implications for forensic science research and applicationsJournal of Forensic Science International.  172:1-9. 2007-04-01
2006-01-01 Craniofacial aging impacts on the eigenface face biometricComputer Science.  1:3. 2006-01-01
2005-10-01 MORPH: Craniofacial Morphological Database: Facing the Future for Better Securityre:search A Journey of Intellectual Inquiry2005-10-01
2005-04-01 Face Recognition TechnologiesInnovate Research Magazine2005-04-01
2005-01-01 MORPH: A Craniofacial Morphological DatabaseUNCW-TR032005-01-01
2004-01-01 The aging adult skull and face: A review of the literature and report on factors and processes of changePublished by UNCWTR012004-01-01
1998-01-01 BIOLOGICALLY MOTIVATED OBJECT IDENTIFICATION IN A MULTI-CONTEXT SCENEProceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Artificial Intelligence and Computing, May 27-30, 1998, Cancun, Mexico1998-01-01
1993-01-01 Genetic algorithm composes musicIEEE1993-01-01
Genetic & Evolutionary Methods for Biometric Feature ReductionInternational Journal of Biometrics


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2013-01-01 Biometrically, How Identical Are Identical Twins?Computer.  46:0094–96. 2013-01-01


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2024-04-01 Hyperspectral Biometrics: Beyond Optical, Sensing Fingertip Biochemicals -- Computational Intelligence Based Hyperspectral Image Analysis.  Springer. 2024-04-01
2013-01-01 A Restricted Model Space Approach for the Detection of Epistasis in Quantitative Trait Loci Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Model Composition.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 101–114. 2013-01-01
2013-01-01 Face registration: evaluating generative models for automatic dense landmarking of the face.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 206–215. 2013-01-01
2012-01-01 Collaborative Representation Based Projections for Face Recognition.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 276–283. 2012-01-01
2012-01-01 Facial landmarking: comparing automatic landmarking methods with applications in soft biometrics -- Computer Vision – ECCV 2012. Workshops and Demonstrations.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 290–299. 2012-01-01
2012-01-01 Sensitivity analysis with cross-validation for feature selection and manifold learning.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 458–467. 2012-01-01
2011-04-01 Implications of Adult Facial Aging Factors on Biometrics. In Biometrics.  Intech. 89-106. 2011-04-01
2011-01-01 Learning gabor features for facial age estimation.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 204–213. 2011-01-01
2009-03-01 Craniofacial Aging.  Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Defense. 1-11. 2009-03-01
2009-01-01 Improvements and performance evaluation concerning synthetic age progression and face recognition affected by adult aging.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 62–71. 2009-01-01
2009-01-01 Iris Databases.  Biometrics Encyclopedia, Springer. 2009-01-01
2009-01-01 Iris Template Extraction Via Bit Inconsistency and GRIT.  Springer US. 859–865. 2009-01-01
Developing Iris Templates via Bit Inconsistency and GRIT.  Biometrics Encyclopedia, Springer.

Conference Poster

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2013-07-01 An Improved Rendering Technique for Active-Appearance-Model-Based Automated Age ProgressionACM SIGGRAPH. 2013-07-01


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2012-09-01 Demographic Analysis of Facial Landmarks. 2012-09-01
1999-01-01 Variable Lateral Pose Face Recognition Using Anthropometric AnalysisNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 1999-01-01
1993-01-01 The Development of a Graphical User Interface for the Automated (Power) System Planning Tool in the X Windowing Environment Using OSF/MotifNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 1993-01-01


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2005-08-01 They’ve got the lookWilmington Star-News. Front Page. 2005-08-01


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2012-01-01 Facial Landmarking: Comparing Automatic Landmarking Methods with Applications in Soft BiometricsOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 2012-01-01
2005-01-01 A pilot study testing human accuracy in age-progressed face recognition: Implciations for computer adult age-progression and automated face recognitionDyncorp International. 1-15. 2005-01-01
2004-01-01 Age-related morphological changes: Effects on facial recognition technologiesUNCW. 1-16. 2004-01-01
2004-01-01 The aging skull and face: A review of the literature and report on factors and processes of changeDyncorp International. 2004-01-01


Research Overview

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Biometrics, soft-biometric, image processing, machine vision, pattern recognition, deep learning, commercialization
  • Principal Investigator On

  • ChatGPT and Generative AI for Education, Local Government, and Business 2023-01-01 - 2024-01-01
  • Facial Analytics for World Populations 2016-07-01 - 2016-12-01
  • Face and Component Face Project 2013-04-01 - 2015-03-01
  • Diverse 3D Face Scan Collection 2013-05-01 - 2014-04-01
  • CASIS FY 2013-2014 2013-01-01 - 2014-01-01
  • Face and Component Face Analysis 2011-12-01 - 2012-09-01
  • CASIS 3rd YR 2011-11-01 - 2012-08-01
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS) Pilot Project 2012-01-01
  • Exploitation of 3-D Craniofacial and Ocular Micro-Features for Robust 2-D Biometric Signals Against Aging and Pose Variation 2009-12-01 - 2011-11-01
  • FBI Universal Face Workstation 2009-05-01 - 2010-08-01
  • Characterization of Flaw Detectors for Optical Fiber 2009-09-01 - 2010-05-01
  • 3D Representations of Craniofacial Aging 2007-10-01 - 2008-09-01
  • 3D Representations of Craniofacial Aging Supplemental 2008-07-01 - 2008-08-01
  • Age-related Morphological Changes: Models of the Head and Face 2008-01-01
  • Age Related Morphological Changes: 3D Models of the Face and Head 2003-09-01 - 2007-09-01
  • 3D Representations of Craniofacial Aging 2007-01-01
  • Craniofacial Morphology: Development of Models of Human Adult Aging (Supplemental) 2007-01-01
  • Craniofacial Morphology: Development of Models of Human Adult Aging 2006-01-01
  • Age-related Morphological Changes: Effects on Face Recognition Technologies 2004-01-01
  • CAS Summer Research Initiative 2003-05-01 - 2003-08-01
  • Face and Component Face Project
  • Teaching Overview

  • artificial intelligence, engineering, systems engineering, computer architecture, assembly, image processing, machine vision, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks, biometrics, deep learning entrepreneurship, commercialization
  • Full Name

  • Karl Ricanek