Tam Vu, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at CU Denver, recently received a $54,887 award from Google. This award fosters the collaboration between Google and Mobile and the Networked System Lab in the CU Denver College of Engineering Department of Computer Science.
Vu's project, "One Ring to Rule Them All," aims to provide a singular method to protect and use identification and authentication. Known as Capacitive Touchscreen Communication, it enables computers and mobile devices to identify a user by a unique “token,” such as a ring, watch, credit card, phone SIM card, car keys, etc. Once the token is identified, users are granted access to information.