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Lecture Series in Intelligent Perception and Computing - Active Authentication in Mobile Devices: Role of Touch Biometrics
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Lecture Series in Intelligent Perception and Computing    

TITLE: Active Authentication in Mobile Devices: Role of Touch Biometrics

SPEAKER: Prof. Julian Fierrez;Associate Professor, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID, SPAIN

CHAIR: Prof. Zhenan Sun

TIME: Tuesday (May. 22), 1:30PM

VENUE:  1610 Meeting Room, 16 Floor, Intelligent Building


Recent developments in sensing and communication technologies have led to an explosion in the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. With the increase in use of mobile devices, one has to constantly worry about the security and privacy, as the loss of a mobile device would compromise personal information of the user. To deal with this problem, active authentication systems have been proposed in which users are continuously monitored after the initial access to the mobile device. This seminar will provide an overview of different continuous authentication methods on mobile devices, with emphasis in methods based on touch biometrics. We will discuss merits and drawbacks of available approaches and identify promising avenues of research in this rapidly evolving field. The seminar should prove valuable to security and biometrics experts, exposing them to opportunities provided by continuous authentication approaches. It should also prove beneficial to experts in computer vision, signal and image processing, introducing them to a new paradigm of practical importance with very interesting research challenges.



Julian FIERREZ received the MSc and the PhD degrees in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Since 2004 he has been affiliated with the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he is currently an Associate Professor since 2010. From 2007 to 2009 he was also a visiting researcher at Michigan State University in USA under a Marie Curie fellowship. His research interests include general signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics. He is Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security and IEEE Trans. on Image Processing.

Prof. Fierrez has been actively involved in multiple EU projects focused on biometrics (e.g. TABULA RASA and BEAT), he has attracted notable impact for his research, and he is the recipient of a number of distinctions, including: EBF European Biometric Industry Award 2006 and the Miguel Catalan Award to the Best Researcher under 40 in the Community of Madrid in the general area of Science and Technology. In 2017 he has been also awarded the IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award, given to a single researcher worldwide every two years under the age of 40, whose research work has had a major impact in biometrics.