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Biometric and Computer Security: Research Challenges

Lecture

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Recent advances in digital watermarking, biometric recognition such as Iris and Palmprint and shoeprint recognition for forensic use.

Date and Time

18 February 2013 - 18:15-20:00

Location

Newcastle, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Northumbria local network.


About this event

The field of digital security has witnessed an explosive growth during the last years, as phenomenal advances both in research and applications have been made. Global biometric and forensic market is forecast to reach US$14 billion by 2015. The market is mainly driven by an increasing need for security against terrorist activity, sophisticated crimes and financial frauds. The technology is forecast to witness an accelerated pace of growth in the next decade, with main emphasis on development of solutions. Biometric and forensic imaging applications often involve photographs, videos and other image impressions that are fragile and include subtle details that are difficult to see. As a developer, one needs to be able to quickly develop sophisticated imaging applications that allow for an accurate extraction of precious information from image data for identification and recognition purposes. This is true for any type of biometric and forensic image data. In addition, there is a need to protect digital media content especially biometric data that is being wildly and widely distributed and shared through the Internet by an ever-increasing number of decentralised users. Digital data hiding and steganography are useful and operate by embedding auxiliary information for use as digital signatures for use to authenticate digital media.

This lecture will cover covers a number of imaging applications and their deployment in security problems including recent advances in digital watermarking, emerging biometric recognition such as Iris and Palmprint and as shoeprint recognition for forensic use.

Programme

17:30 Refreshments (Served in staff bar)
18:15 Lecture (Room A001)

Cost

Free of charge

Additional information

The speaker Professor Ahmed Bouridane has more than 20 years of experience in image processing and computer vision applications. He received an “Ingenieur d’Etat” degree in electronics from “Ecole Nationale Polytechnique” of Algiers (ENPA), Algeria, in 1982, an M.Phil. degree in electrical engineering (VLSI design for signal processing) from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K., in 1988, and an Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (computer vision) from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1992. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Research Developer in telesurveillance and access control applications. In 1994, he joined Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, U.K., initially as Lecturer in computer architecture and image processing and later on he was promoted to Reader in Computer Science. Professor
Bouridane received the outstanding research award from the European Center for Secure Information and Systems for research contributions in the area of Secure Information Security (2006). He was Visiting Professor at University of Nancy (France): 2006 – 2008 and University of Metz, France): 2009-2011 and currently he is a Visiting Professor in Information Security at King Saud University (Saudi Arabia). He recently joined Northumbria University to take up a chair in Image Engineering and Security.

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Registration optional. All welcome.

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