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NP Systems Integration awarded National Science Foundation STTR Grant!

NP Systems Integration was recently awarded an NSF STTR Phase I grant. Click here to read the award abstract.

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

NP Systems Integration wins Giant Vision business competition with SPACT Center Technology!

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NP Systems Integration, LLC (NPSI) is a South Dakota tech startup that was created in collaboration with Mines researchers. “Our founders have extensive experience in supply chain management and the supply chain technology industry. Our research partner is The Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology (SPACT),” said […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

SPACT Center Director to speak at The Document Security Alliance meeting.

SPACT Center Director, Dr. Jon Kellar, has been invited to speak at the spring 2017 Document Security Alliance meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

By |March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

SPACT Center Director Participates in “Top Trends in Anti-Counterfeit Technology” Roundtable

SPACT Center Director Jon Kellar was recently invited to participate in a Convetit round table discussion on “Top Trends in Anti-Counterfeit Technology”. To view the resulting infographic report CLICK HERE

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Vaughn Vargus’ Tedx presentation on “Protecting Lakota Culture with Science, Technology, Engineering & Math”

Mr. Vaughn Vargus, SPACT alumnus, recently gave a Tedx talk on Protecting Lakota Culture with Science, Technology, Engineering & Math”. The talk is available in the archive video below–

By |September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

SPACT Researcher, Dr. Mengyu Qiao Wins Best Paper Award!

SPACT researcher Dr. Mengyu Qiao and his colleagues were awarded the Best Paper award at the 5th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics. The title of their paper was “Merging Permission and API Features for Android Malware Detection.” Congratulations Dr. Qiao!

By |September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Students Win Butterfield Cup: SPACT Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for Phamaceutics

A five-student team from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has won the 2016 Butterfied Cup for the development of a mobile app to help thwart counterfeit drugs.
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By |July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

SPACT Researchers in the Limelight

This spring SPACT researchers have recently taken the big stage as we celebrate the third anniversary of the formation of the Center. In particular, SPACT researchers have presented their research at three high-profile venue this spring.

In February, Dr. Stanley May (USD) gave a headline presentation at the Optical Document Security Conference hosted […]

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Smartphones as Authentication Devices

According to the current statistics, smartphones occupy approximately 80% of the US mobile subscriber market. Thus, because of their ubiquity and functionality, there is significant potential in the use of smartphones as authentication devices.

Let’s start with smartphone computing power. New smartphones have impressive computing power with 34-bit and 64-bit processors, 1.7GHz and 2.5GHz processing […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Role of Reporting of Counterfeit Goods

If you talk to anyone but perhaps the counterfeiter the consensus would be that counterfeit goods are a negative occurrence. The question I have been pondering as of late is where and how best to authenticate goods. More to the point, who should be responsible or interested in authentication? The logical answer is both […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|