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PO Box 592 CH
1920 Martigny Switzerland

Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing

The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing offers unmatched opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between industry and academia in Europe and worldwide, in the domain of biometric security. As part of Idiap Research Institute, the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is a center established to advance biometric security technologies, mainly by facilitating collaboration between industry and academia.

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Biometric templates can be inverted for attacks, but also protected with hashing

A pair of papers from the Idiap Research Institute’s Biometrics Security and Privacy Group show the potential vulnerability of biometric…

Jul 13, 2023

Global ID claims 2 patents for vein biometrics systems, ramps up production capacity

Biometrics startup Global ID has been awarded a pair of patents for finger-vein authentication systems and methods for enterprise access…

Apr 27, 2023

Some progress on protecting biometric templates, evaluating methods

As biometric templates are more widely enrolled, stored and used, and the methods used to attack the privacy of people…

Apr 20, 2023

Biometrics research community convenes in Switzerland to tackle top technical challenges

Biometrics researchers have an array of ideas for technologies, metrics and architectures to address the most serious threats to biometric…

Mar 2, 2023

Biometric anti-spoofing handbook updated with liveness competitions, legislative impact

The Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing has been updated, with the third edition published by Springer to provide comprehensive and authoritative…

Mar 1, 2023

EU program creates criminal network investigation platform with Phonexia voice biometrics

European Union research project ‘ROXANNE’ has completed its development of a system that includes voice biometrics for law enforcement agencies…

Jan 24, 2023

Program nearly set for biometrics workshop from EAB, CITeR and Idiap in April

A joint biometrics workshop has been announced for later this year by the European Association for Biometrics and America’s Center…

Aug 22, 2022

Idiap researchers propose biometric fairness metrics to decouple bias from accuracy

Several new measures for quantifying demographic differentials, or bias, in biometric identity verification systems are suggested in a paper which…

Aug 19, 2022

Facial recognition getting better at handling modest angles and big smiles

The state of the art of facial recognition has improved over recent years to the point of handling certain kinds…

Jul 22, 2022

Facial recognition algorithms need to be protected now against master face attacks – researchers

Biometrics researchers say master face attacks pose “a severe security threat” for under-protected facial recognition algorithms. Four IEEE scientists studied…

May 10, 2022

Scientists publish datasets and tools for detecting face morphed identity documents

A research paper published this month has tools to neutralize face morphing attacks, which use an altered biometric reference image…

May 3, 2022

Mobai, authID.AI biometric PAD compliance confirmed with perfect scores

Mobai and authID.AI have each received compliance confirmation for the ISO/IEC 30107-3 presentation attack detection (PAD) standard, demonstrating their effectiveness against…

Apr 6, 2022

Idiap researchers delve into biometric bias, template protection and PAD for cars

Biometrics experts at the Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland have contributed three papers to the latest issue of the identity-focused…

Jan 26, 2022

Swiss team claims to make stripped-down biometric presentation attack detection for cars

Researchers at a Swiss institute say they have created a highly reliable one-camera way to detect face presentation attacks in…

Oct 13, 2021

Circular AI firing squad: Fighting AI bias with fake faces may pose real privacy risks

The problems with fake faces are so complex that some solutions just create more problems. Researchers in Switzerland, for example,…

Sep 3, 2021

Paravision, Trust Stamp, Advance.AI add new talent

A number of companies in the biometrics and digital ID space announce the appointment of new talent this week. Paravision…

Aug 20, 2021

Swiss researchers hunt for contactless palm vein biometric scanners for hospitals

Swiss entrepreneurs and researchers have announced an effort to create a mobile contactless scanner that reads hand veins as a…

May 6, 2021

Idiap researchers develop vein biometric template protection approach with biohashing

A pair of methods for protecting vein biometrics templates from vulnerability to theft or leakage without degrading recognition performance have…

Apr 20, 2021

Practical problems in biometric fairness, coming ISO standard explored in EAB webinar

New wrinkles to the problem of biometric bias, the development of standards for assessing it, and strategies for assessing and…

Mar 30, 2021

New airport biometrics partnerships, tips, update and forecasts unveiled

Stakeholders are hoping that investments in contactless airport systems can revive the industry’s fortunes, and plans are being carried out…

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