European Association for Biometrics to host second European research conference

European Association for Biometrics announced it is organizing the EAB Research Projects Conference 2015 (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management on September 7-8 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The second EAB Research Projects Conference 2015, which is funded by the European Commission, will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week. The EAB and numerous EU FP7 projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass,

ICRI-CIR to present at European Association for Biometrics research conference

ICRI-CRI – KU Leuven announced it will be participating in the second EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management, held at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany on September 7-8. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven dedicated to advance and promote legal knowledge about the information society through research and teaching. Funded by the European Commission,

Consumers “creeped out” by targeted ads that use facial recognition: study

E-commerce recommendations firm RichRelevance released a new study called “Creepy or Cool”, which highlights consumer attitudes towards digital enhancements to the store shopping experience, such as facial recognition technology. The study finds that shoppers generally think it is cool to get digital help finding relevant products and information, as well as navigating the store. However, shoppers are “creeped out” by digital capabilities that identify, track and use location and demographics, such as targeted advertisements for consumers based on facial recognition,

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center wins 2015 Edison Award

Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center recently won Gold at the 2015 Edison Awards in the category of Applied Technology. For the past eight years, the Edison Awards have recognized products, institutions and business leaders demonstrating excellence in innovation. “It is a huge honor for our lab to receive an Edison Award,” said Marios Savvides, Research Professor of electrical and computer engineering and founder and director of the Biometrics Center. “This award is an important verification of our technological innovations and

Auraya Systems releases universal speaker recognition system

Auraya Systems announced it has released ArmorVox 2015, which it claims is the world’s first universal speaker recognition system. The new solution builds on Auraya’s patented speaker adaptive voice biometrics algorithms, which has been used in various commercial applications around the world. ArmorVox 2015 is the only product to support text-dependent, text-independent; text-prompted, fast cross matching for speaker identification and gender detection “fused” into a single software license, said Auraya Systems. “ArmorVox 2015 is the culmination of 10 years of

Carnegie Mellon researchers developing long range iris recognition solution

Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometrics Center have been developing an iris recognition solution for the past several years that can successfully identify subjects from up to 40 feet away, according to a report by Discovery News. The iris recognition technology is able to capture images from a live photographic or video feed and then compares them to a database to find a potential match. Using light in the near-infrared wavelength band, the system’s high-resolution cameras capture images of the iris

Next Biometrics cites study on fingerprint sensor size

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA announced that a study by University Carlos III of Madrid proves that fingerprint sensor accuracy directly correlates to the size of sensors used in smartphones, PCs and other devices. Initiated by NEXT Biometrics, the “Madrid Report” was independently conducted by Professor Sanchez-Reillo at the University Carlos III of Madrid. The study tested three market-leading sensors under rigorous scientific conditions, collecting more than 80,000 fingerprints and making more than 100 million comparisons. “The university study supports what

New face detection algorithm can spot even partially hidden faces

Yahoo! Labs and Stanford University are developing a fast and simple facial recognition system as part of a new research project, according to The Register. The researchers have developed what they call the Deep Dense Face Detector, which is designed for “minimal complexity” and is able to identify faces that are partially occluded or rotated. Sachin Sudhakar Farfade and Mohammad Saberian of Yahoo! and their colleague Li-Jia Li (Yahoo! and Stanford) have developed a new technique that takes advantage of

Idiap develops mobile finger-vein sensor prototype

The Idiap Research Institute announced it has developed a new mobile finger-vein sensor prototype for portable or embedded biometrics applications. The research group said the prototype is based on a reflexion technique that uses a unique configuration of NIR illumination. This technique differs greatly from other finger-vein capture technologies which typically use the transmission technique of near-infrared light. Jointly developed with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the mobile finger-vein sensor project is funded by European project

New study has found that fingerprint examiners make extremely few errors

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice released a self-funded study that explores the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners, which found that examiners make extremely few errors. The study was authored by the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau, fingerprint identification section and is entitled “Miami-Dade Research Study for the Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy & Precision in Latent Fingerprint Examinations“. The study found that even in situations where examiners did not