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Nomad Biometric Authentication

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For efficient practical utilisation, biometric authentication systems should be user friendly, fast and reliable. In practice however, many prove to be intrusive and cumbersome with varying levels of reliability. Iris recognition, for example, is potentially the highest performing solution, but it typically relies on high resolution, near infrared, images captured under very controlled conditions. Moreover, these systems require the biometric data of individuals to be stored on servers, which may conflict with the protection policies for personal data. One solution is to use multimodal nomadic authentication. The advantages are numerous: improved usability, localized storage of private data, low-cost, personalized authentication.

The objective of the NOBA project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an unconstrained mobile nomadic system that creates strong authentication by acquiring and fusing biometric data. The primary biometric modalities adopted are iris (for close range, high resolution acquisition); face (for mid-range, mid resolution acquisition); and gait (for long range, low resolution acquisition). Emphasis is given to quality assessment and adaptive techniques to generate robust and reliable authentication in unconstrained scenarios where many factors may impede the acquisition of ideal samples.

Further information is on the joint project website.

Team Members

Publications

  • On Combining Information from Both Eyes to Cope with Motion Blur in Iris Recognition
    Author(s): P. Radu, K. Sirlantzis, G. Howells, S. Hoque, F. Deravi
    Published: 2010 July 15-17
    Proc. 4th International Workshop on Soft Computing, Arad, Romania, pp. 175-181
  • Nomad Biometric Authentication (NOBA): Towards Mobile and Ubiquitous Person Identification
    Author(s): K. Sirlantzis, G. Howells, F. Deravi, S. Hoque, P. Radu, G. McConnon, X. Savatier, J-Y. Ertuad, N. Ragot, Y. Dupuis, A. Iraqui
    Published: 2010 September
    Proc. International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2010), Canterbury, UK
  • Are Two Eyes Better Than One?
    Author(s): P. Radu, K. Sirlantzis, G. Howells, S. Hoque, F. Deravi
    Published: 2010 September
    Proc. International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2010), Canterbury, UK
  • A Survey of Point-Source Reflections in Noise Iris Images
    Author(s): G. McConnon, F. Deravi, S. Hoque, K. Sirlantzis, G. Howells
    Published: 2010 September
    Proc. International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2010), Canterbury, UK
  • A Novel Interactive Biometric Passport Photograph Alignment System
    Author(s): G. McConnon, F. Deravi, S. Hoque, G. Howells, K. Sirlantzis
    Published: 2010 April 28-30
    18th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN), Bruges, Belgium

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