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.
Idiap Research Institute releases Bob a Python-based signal-processing and machine learning toolbox.
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.
Sébastien Marcel head of the biometrics group at Idiap speaking at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
Sébastien Marcel the Scientific Head of the Program presents the CAS Biometrics and Privacy
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
Idiap Biometrics group was awarded the 2015 IET Biometrics Premium Best Paper Award for the paper:
A new research project will provide authentication and secure access to banking and other services over broadband and mobile networks by using biometric identifiers.
CPqD sponsors the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing with a new mobile biometrics database
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.
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).
Swiss researchers from the Idiap research institute succeeded to spoof a commercial finger vein device
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).
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.
The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is born!