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European Association for Biometrics now accepting applications for 2020 awards

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European Association for Biometrics now accepting applications for 2020 awards

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is accepting nominations for its fourteenth awards class, including the European Biometrics Max Snijder, Research, and Industry Awards, which are given every year to significant contributors to biometric research and innovation in Europe, in both academic and industry research, the organization announced.

EAB awards last year were given to three researchers for contributions to fingerprint and facial biometrics – University of Ljubljana researcher Dr. Klemen Grm , Dr Patrick Schuch from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Dermalog, and Tiago de Freitas Pereira of Idiap Research Institute and EPFL.

Max Snijder was one of the leading independent biometrics experts in Europe and a co-founder of the European Association for Biometrics, and served on the management board as secretary from its launch in November 2011 until his death in April 2018.

Applicants must submit a research paper and the necessary information by May 15, 2020. A jury of international biometrics experts will analyze their work. Shortlisted candidates will present their research on September 16 2020 during the European Association for Biometrics scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany, and will receive membership for one year.

Nominees for the European Biometric Research Award 2020 must have or be enrolled in a Ph.D. degree from a European University, and have a research focus on biometrics.

Applicants for the European Biometric Industry Award 2020 and the European Biometric Max Snijder Award can be employees of a European biometric company or Ph.D. students focused on biometrics. Students have to be in the final or penultimate year of study or to have obtained their doctorate no more than two years before the nomination deadline for the nomination submission. Applications are free of charge.

Winners will receive a commemorative certificate and a €1,000 (roughly US$1,100) prize. An additional €1,000 will be given to the best presentation.

The European Biometric Research and Industry Awards 2020 are sponsored by Idemia and mymarq.

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