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A more secure biometric authentication system

A more secure biometric authentication system

Now EPFL's Security and Cryptography Laboratory and the startup Global ID have developed an even more secure identification system that processes data more safely than current standards and that leverages 3D vein imaging technology developed by the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, the University of Applied Sciences in Sion (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) and Global ID.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biometrics and Privacy

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biometrics and Privacy

Idiap created in collaboration with UniDistance a new Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) program. The goal of this program is to teach concepts and technologies in the area of Biometrics and Privacy and to provide students with a full understanding of data protection, privacy preservation, compliance with privacy regulations and potential privacy losses.

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Sécurité biométrique: Martigny séduit les Etats-Unis

Sécurité biométrique: Martigny séduit les Etats-Unis

L’institut de recherche Idiap de Martigny et son Centre suisse de recherche et d’évaluation en sécurité biométrique ont intégré deux programmes phares du gouvernement américain. Odin et MediFor ont pour mission de lutter contre le "spoofing" et de démasquer la propagande. Les explications de Sébastien Marcel, directeur du centre, interrogé par Anne Baecher.

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L’Idiap financé par les Américains pour ses travaux sur la biométrie

L’Idiap financé par les Américains pour ses travaux sur la biométrie

Nouvelle étape pour l’Idiap de Martigny: l’institut vient d’intégrer deux projets phare du gouvernement américain dédié à la sécurité biométrique, il fait partie d’un groupe de quatre équipes qui travailleront sur ODIN….un système contre ce qu’on appelle le spoofing.

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Idiap will co-edit the 2nd Edition of the Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing

Idiap will co-edit the 2nd Edition of the Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing

The first Edition of the Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing (Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks) published in 2014 ( DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-6524-8 ) was a tremendous success with more than ten thousand chapter downloads.

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Idiap Research Institute releases Bob

Idiap Research Institute releases Bob

Idiap Research Institute releases Bob a Python-based signal-processing and machine learning toolbox.

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Biowatch SA raises CHF 1.2M seed round to finalise its disruptive wearable biometric authentication solution

Biowatch SA raises CHF 1.2M seed round to finalise its disruptive wearable biometric authentication solution

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 - Biowatch SA, a Swiss start-up, has successfully closed last December an oversubscribed first financing round at CHF 1.2 million to accelerate the development of its solution on biometric authentication for wearables. This seed round is following a CHF 800k grant from the CTI in last February and a CHF 100k loan from the FIT last June. It was led by serial entrepreneur and business angel Patrick Delarive with participation from the Venture Capital fund Polytech Ecosystem Ventures and SICPA Finance. Further investments from various business angels completed the investment.

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Idiap expertise in Biometrics security is reaching the Emirates

Idiap expertise in Biometrics security is reaching the Emirates

Sébastien Marcel head of the biometrics group at Idiap speaking at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

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CAS Biometrics and Privacy

CAS Biometrics and Privacy

Sébastien Marcel the Scientific Head of the Program presents the CAS Biometrics and Privacy

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Biometrics: for better or for worse?

Biometrics: for better or for worse?

It is supposedly one of the most promising solutions for protecting us from terrorist attacks. Biometrics allows identifying a person by their biological characteristics like finger prints, the iris or the face. Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, technological solutions have known a fast progress: facial recognition software, “cerebral fingerprinting”, automatic control systems for moving crowds…But can we really trust biometrics with our security? And above all, what happens if these data fall into the wrong hands?

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Can science solve an 80-year-old Indian mystery?

Can science solve an 80-year-old Indian mystery?

Sébastien Marcel is an unlikely judge of beauty queens, but his face recognition expertise could finally solve the identity of an Indian woman on a precious Swiss watch.

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Biometrics at Unidistance: CAS Biometrics & Privacy Course by Dr. Sébastien Marcel

Biometrics at Unidistance: CAS Biometrics & Privacy Course by Dr. Sébastien Marcel

Between comfort, security and protection of our private lives: where is technology at? What are possible applications? Where is my data? What are my rights? What may I do and what not?

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Biometrics and Cybersecurity: The Idiap Research Institute as a Key Player

Biometrics and Cybersecurity: The Idiap Research Institute as a Key Player

For many years, the Idiap Research Institute has actively participated in numerous national and international research projects in the field of biometric cybersecurity and received total funding amounts of several tens of millions of Swiss francs.

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EAB RESEARCH PROJECTS CONFERENCE (EAB-RPC) 2016

EAB RESEARCH PROJECTS CONFERENCE (EAB-RPC) 2016

Biometrics and Identity Management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a number EU-projects running under the seventh Framework program and the new Horizon 2020. International research is dealing with innovative solutions for secure and privacy compliant biometrics and federated identity management.

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New patent on vein anti-spoofing (PAD)

New patent on vein anti-spoofing (PAD)

Idiap published on Feb 18 2016 a PCT patent on biometric vein anti-spoofing (also called presentation attack detection) under the reference WO/2016/023582.

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The Idiap Research Institute is part of an EU project (TeSLA) to authenticate student identity online throughout the e-assessment process

The Idiap Research Institute is part of an EU project (TeSLA) to authenticate student identity online throughout the e-assessment process

The project TeSLA, led by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), with a length of three years and a budget of seven million euros, involves universities, quality assurance agencies, research centres and technology companies from twelve countries. In total, there will be a team of around eighty professionals and eighteen months of largescale pilot tests with the participation of over 14,000 students from Europe.

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Your complete ID on your wrist thanks to BIOWATCH, Idiap and CSEM

Your complete ID on your wrist thanks to BIOWATCH, Idiap and CSEM

CSEM at Neuchâtel and the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny are joining forces to propel the young and promising Swiss startup BIOWATCH to the top

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License agreement signed between Idiap & EC’s Joint Research Center to experiment BEAT platform.

License agreement signed between Idiap & EC’s Joint Research Center to experiment BEAT platform.

The BEAT platform is an European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science proposing a solution for open access, scientific information sharing and re-use including data and source code while protecting privacy and confidentiality. It allows easy online access to experimentation and testing in computational science. The platform also provides an attestation mechanism for your reports (scientific papers, technical documents or certifications).

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The Who’s who of biometrical standards meets up at Idiap from January 11-19, 2016

The Idiap Research Institute and the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing of Martigny welcome this week the ISO working groups in the field of biometrics.

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2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Award

Idiap Biometrics group was awarded the 2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Award for the paper:

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The fight against identity theft

A new research project will provide authentication and secure access to banking and other services over broadband and mobile networks by using biometric identifiers.

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Idiap and the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing in the Swiss Analytics Magazine

The last release of the Swiss Analytics Magazine features Idiap and the recently launched Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing with an article presenting Biometrics research project at Idiap and the missions of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing.

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Best Biometrics Student Paper Award to L. El Shafey, E. Khoury, and S. Marcel

On 02 October 2014, the submitted paper by L. El Shafey, E. Khoury, and S. Marcel : "Audio-visual gender recognition in uncontrolled environment using variability modeling techniques" was awarded IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Best Biometrics Student Paper Award at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics 2014 (IJCB, 2014 29 September - 2 October 2014 at Clearwater, Florida, USA).

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Kick-off Workshop on November 12-13 2014

The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing invites research institutions, companies and organizations to attend the Kick-off Workshop on November 12-13 2014 in Martigny (Switzerland).

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Can Biometrics Defeat Cyberterrorists?

At Switzerland's Idiap Research Institute, one man is on the front lines of the fight against cyberterrorism. He's an expert in biometrics. The more individual the biometric, the more difficult it is to attack.

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A European first in Martigny

A European first in Martigny

The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is born!

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