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Demographic fairness in biometric systems



Demographic fairness in biometric systems
EAB Online Seminar
March 9 to March 30, 2021

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is hosting a series of virtual events about demographic fairness in biometric systems.

The events will feature presentations by experts from academic, industry, and governmental organizations and will facilitate interactions and discussions between the experts and the audience. The event aims to create awareness about the topic, a common ground and next steps. World leading experts will provide insights from current research and the latest developments across the community.

One of EAB’s lunch talks will kick off the event series on March 9, 2021, and two conference days will follow in the weeks after, on March 15, 2021 and March 30, 2021, in cooperation with Hochschule Darmstadt and Fraunhofer IGD.

The lunch talk speaker will be Philipp Terhörst, research scientist at Fraunhofer IGD. Click here to register for free.

Demographic fairness in biometric systems: March 15 & March 30

Algorithmic decision systems have frequently been labelled as “biased”, “racist”, “sexist”, “unfair” by numerous media outlets, organizations, and researchers. These and other related matters have recently become a hot topic in the context of biometric technologies, which are ubiquitous in personal, commercial, and governmental applications. Biometrics represent an integral component of many surveillance, access control and operational identity management systems, thus directly or indirectly affecting billions of people all around the world.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness, define the problem and propose solutions and possible next steps. A white paper will be published based on the outcomes of the virtual events.

March 15 – Confirmed speakers and panelists:

Margherita Natali – UN Office on Counter Terrorism (UNOCT)
Patrick Grother – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Aythami Morales – Universidad Autónoma Madrid (UAM)
Vincent Despiegel – IDEMIA

March 30, 2021 – Confirmed speakers and panelists:

Tiago Pereira – IDIAP
Yevgeniy Sirotin – Maryland Test Facilities (MdTF)
Jacob A. Hasselgren – Maryland Test Facilities (MdTF)
John Howard – Maryland Test Facilities (MdTF)
Ramon Blanco – eu-LISA
Silke Bargstädt-Franke – Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
Yevgeniy Sirotin – Maryland Test Facilities (MdTF)

50% early bird discounts available only for EAB members, and until January 31, 2021. By registering for the March 15, 2021 event you will gain access to both conference days.

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