05 Feb

2013 ASA Elections & Pindrop Security

Our first meeting of 2013 will be our officer election meeting. Please come and be active in our organization!

Date: Friday, February 8th 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Love Building Rm 109

Also stay tuned for our first lecture series of the new year with Pindrop Security. Pindrop Security (www.pindropsecurity.com) is a start-up company in ATDC, with offices in Tech Square. Pindrop was co-founded by then-GT student Dr. Vijay Balasubramaniyan and his advisor, Prof. Mustaque Ahamad, based upon the results of Balasubramaniyan’s doctoral thesis, which investigated the provenance of telephone calls via characteristics of their inbound audio streams.

Balasubramaniyan and Ahamad quickly recognized the enormous business potential of a product that could reliably identify the geographic source and technological origin of a phone call, and formed a company over two years ago. After obtaining sufficient resources, they began hiring employees in 2011. Spence Whitehead was the second engineer hired, a PhD student at Georgia Tech, researching methods of enhancing the quality of speech distorted by ambient noise.

Pindrop Security provides a comprehensive solution to detect and block fraudulent calls into financial institutions. Our breakthrough acoustic analysis technology analyzes live or recorded call audio to determine caller location and calling device type. The technology creates a unique acoustic “fingerprint” that identifies each caller and can link them to other malicious activity – even if done using different phone numbers. Pindrop Security is now helping top financial institutions fight back against phone fraud.

Date: Thursday, February 14th 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Love Building Rm 109