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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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A European first in Martigny
The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is born!
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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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An Open-Source Web-Based Open-Science Platform
The Idiap Research Institute published a paper in the International Conference on Machine Learning on a new Open-Science Web Platform.
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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