FB pixel

Centre du Parc Rue Marconi 19
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.

Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing Biometrics News


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…

Mar 19, 2021

Biometrics providers FaceTec and ImageWare announce appointments, Idiap hiring researchers

The Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland is looking to fill several senior researcher positions for cross-disciplinary projects, having grown and…

Jan 29, 2021

Uniphore to address issues in biometrics with WEF community and new partnerships

Uniphore has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Innovators Community and announced a pair of partnerships to contribute to…

Jan 4, 2021

Biometric PAD standards in competition against spoof attacks, not each other: Stephanie Schuckers

Presentation attack detection (PAD) technology is increasingly important in biometric systems, and increasingly implemented. The technology seems to remain the…

Dec 17, 2020

Idiap researchers propose metric for measuring biometrics fairness

A pair of researchers from the Idiap Research Institute have developed a metric to use in assessing the fairness of biometric…

Dec 3, 2020

Biometrics-based platform in the works in Ireland to help track organized crime suspects

The police service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Ireland national police service (Garda) are partnering to develop a forensic…

Dec 1, 2020

New Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing edition coming, researchers call for contributions

Idiap Research Institute Senior Researcher Sebastien Marcel has called for contributions to be included in the 3rd Edition of the…

The ID16.9 Podcast

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Research

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events

Explaining Biometrics