Featuring Nader Fathi, Kiana CEO
In March 2019, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) hosted the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, the federal government’s largest cybersecurity R&D and innovation conference. The three-day conference introduced its funded research projects to government, industry investors, and other potential market transition partners.
The conference theme, Solutions Now, Innovations for the Future, highlighted S&T’s support to DHS operational components and engagement with stakeholders on the importance of cybersecurity research and development in this aggressive threat landscape.
In this video, Kiana CEO provided an individual founder story about their experience with the SVIP—from pitching to prototyping technology into the field.
Counting and Measuring, Kiana Analytics, Inc. Kiana Analytics, Inc. has two active projects with SVIP. The first project is the development of a smartphone-based interview capability that includes remote identity verification of travelers using a combination of biometric information and behavior/trend analysis from sensors available in remote ports of entry. The second project is a cloud-based solution that uses non-invasive Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors in conjunction with legacy sensors, such as cameras, to provide real-time measurements of crowd behavior and movement.