Biometrics is currently one of the principal and most vibrant areas of research in EDA, for which we have a recognised national and international reputation.
Our interests in biometrics – the identification of individuals from the detection and evaluation of their physiological or behavioural characteristics – are very wide, and encompass all aspects of biometric processing from the algorithmic development individual biometric modalities to systems integration issues and usage, reliability and countermeasures to attack, privacy, to wider questions about system testing, standardisation and ethics.
We are able to undertake a range of project work including:
- Biometric Testing and Evaluation
- Implementation Consultancy
- Algorithmic Development
For further information contact Professor Richard Guest
Current and Recent Externally Funded Projects:
- PriMa: Privacy Matters – Marie Słodowska-Curie ITN, EU, Jan 2020 – Dec 2023.
- AMBER (enhanced MoBile BiomEtRics) – Marie Słodowska-Curie ITN, EU, Jan 2017 – Dec 2020.
- Behavioural Interaction Biometrics – PhD Project Sponsorship, CallSign Inc., Sep 2018 – Aug 2021.
- Biometrics in Motion – PhD Project Sponsorship, NCSC, Sep 2017 – Aug 2021.
- Hummingbird: Human-machine integration for biometric authentication, EPSRC, Mar 2018 – Mar 2020.
- PIDaaS – Private Identity as a Service, EU, Jul 2014-Dec 2016.
- SID – Superidentity, EPSRC, Jan 2011-Jun 2014
We are active in a range of national and international activities:
- Ministerial appointment to UK Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group.
- Membership of ISO/IEC SC37 and BSI IST/44
- Membership of the management board of the European Association for Biometrics.
We are also core contributors to the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) which is a UK government recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).
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