Emanuela Marasco is currently an Assistant Professor at George Mason University, Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Department and Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS), Volgenau School of Engineering. Previously, from February 2015 to July 2017 she was a post-doctoral associate researcher in Pattern Recognition and Biometrics at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Computer Science and a member of the Video and Image Analysis lab (VIAlab) at UNC-C. From February 2011 to January 2015 she was a post-doctoral Associate Researcher at Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University and at the Center for Identification Technology (CiTeR-NSF). From February 2011 to December 2012 she was a member of the i-probe lab supervised by Dr. Arun Ross. She received a five-year degree (Bachelor and M.Sc.) in computer engineering, in March 2006, and a PhD in Computer and Automation Engineering, in December 2010, both at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) supervised by Prof. Carlo Sansone.
Her research interests focus on Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Machine Learning and Biometrics. Specifically, her research involves fingerprint liveness detection algorithms, fusion schemes to combine multiple biometric modalities, algorithms for estimating age and gender from fingerprints, schemes to enhance interoperability between fingerprint optical sensors, adaptive signal processing strategies for enhancing DNA profiles obtained from degraded DNA samples and fingerprint de-identification for privacy enhancement. She was PI and co-PI of research projects funded by CiTeR.
She has served as a reviewer for different journals and international conferences.