About Francis Mather

Dr. Francis Mather has more than 15 years experience in research and technology management. He is formerly the principal researcher of Sharp Corporation’s European lab. He pioneered the world’s first dual-view display now used by Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover. His accomplishments include Sharp’s “Researcher of the Year” award and finalist of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s most prestigious engineering award for exploiting mobile 3-D technology. Dr. Mather was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2014.

Beyond Touch ID

This is a guest post by Francis Mather, Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs. Fingerprints are the most easily accessible biometric solution for mobile devices for the majority of users. High-end smartphones already come equipped with fingerprint sensors, and millions of people are using Touch ID to log into their devices and apps. From smartphones to credit cards, more businesses to beginning to adopt biometrics as a way to authenticate user account access. As these solutions become more widespread,

4F allows the use of smartphone finger photos as a contactless fingerprint identification system to match with legacy databases

This is a guest post by Francis Mather, Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs. Security is now one of the most preeminent global issues. As concerns about international and domestic threats grow, one of the most oft-mentioned techniques to ensure safety is the use of background checks. The process wherein an individual’s fingerprints are taken and cross-checked against a database of fingerprints is a key component of background checks. Background checks are a common step in the screening process

Multi-finger authentication: The next phase in smartphone identity recognition

This is a guest post by Francis Mather, Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs. In today’s increasingly digital and mobile age, most of us are attached to our smartphones. We use them throughout the day to check bank accounts, social media sites and email, as well as shop. The majority of these activities require entering a username and password. For many of us, it’s a hassle to remember the myriad of usernames and passwords for these sites, so we