Swiss research institute involved in U.S. gov’t biometric projects

Idiap Research Institute is working on two major biometric security projects for the U.S. government. Through its Swiss Center for Biometric Research and Testing, the Idiap Research Institute is engaged in the U.S. government’s Odin and MediFor projects. The goal of the Odin program is to develop biometric presentation attack detection technologies to ensure biometric security systems can detect when someone is attempting to disguise their biometric identity. Odin is a program administered by the Office of the Director of

Biometrics and Privacy online training program launching in Europe

Swiss Distance Learning University in association with the Swiss Centre for Biometric Research and Testing from the IDIAP Institute, is launching a new online training program focused on biometrics and privacy this April. The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biometrics and Privacy is the only online educational program of its kind available for company, government service and organization executives in all sectors. The program will comprise of six courses spanning the topics of biometric technologies, data protection and standards, privacy

The Idiap Research Institute details biometric research projects

Over the past few years, the Idiap Research Institute has actively participated in several national and international research projects in the area of biometric cybersecurity and received several tens of millions of Swiss francs in funding. The organization has built a strong reputation, largely based on its biometrics research group and its Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing, led by Dr Sébastien Marcel. Recently, Google decided to name Idiap as the only European partner within the framework of an

Idiap releases new biometric databases for palm-vein identification and anti-spoofing

The Idiap research institute and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland jointly released new datasets for the VERA palm-vein and VERA spoofing palm-vein methods. Idiap is sharing the datasets of VERA palm vein and VERA spoofing palm vein databases with the research community in an effort to improve the security of biometric systems. Both finger-vein and palm-vein biometric systems have proved to be vulnerable to spoofing attacks under particular conditions, as demonstrated by the Tabula Rasa consortium

Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing to host kick-off workshop

Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing announced it is hosting a Kick-Off Workshop on November 12-13 in Martigny, Switzerland. The two-day event will feature keynote presentations from Morpho VP of research and technology Jean-Christophe Fondeur, who will deliver a presentation titled “Morpho experience of a win-win collaboration”. Nils Tekampe, head of the biometric laboratory at TÜViT will discuss testing and certification in biometrics. Idiap head of biometrics group Sebastien Marcel will discuss the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and

Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing launches

The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing has just launched in Martigny, Switzerland. Led by the IDIAP Research Institute, the group’s core missions are to carry out high quality research, to train engineers and researchers, foster technology transfer from academia to industry and to propose evaluation and testing services in the domain of biometric security. According to the group’s website, the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is split between active researchers and industry partners. “While the partners create