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IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2019 was successfully held

The IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2019 (WSB2019) was held in Shenzhen on 13-17 January, 2019. Jointly organized by the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, the winter school attracted around 70 participants, including professors and senior postgraduate students from world-wide tertiary institutions.

The 5-day winter school included lectures, hands-on session, talks from industry and social programme. To consolidate the fundamental knowledge of biometrics and share the latest biometric development, the scope of the course is designed to cover the topics which mainly include mobile biometrics, anti-spoofing, template protection, and fundamental of different biometric modalities. New and challenging topics are covered in the course by internationally renowned experts from all over the world.

Fifteen world-class scholars, including
  • Dr. Julian Fierrez of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain;
  • Prof. Josef Kittler of University of Surrey, UK;
  • Prof. Ajay Kumar of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong;
  • Dr. Liang Li of Ant Financial, Alipay, China;
  • Prof. Brian Lovell of University of Queensland, Australia;
  • Prof. Davide Maltoni of University of Bologna, Italy;
  • Prof. Sébastien Marcel of Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland;
  • Prof. Mark Nixon of University of Southampton, UK;
  • Dr. Norman Poh of BJSS, UK;
  • Prof. Arun Ross of Michigan State University, USA;
  • Prof. Zhenan Sun of Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Prof. Tieniu Tan of Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Prof. Massimo Tistarelli of University of Sassari, Italy;
  • Prof. Yasushi Yagi of Osaka University, Japan;
  • Prof. P C Yuen of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong,

delivered lectures on:
  • Signature Biometrics and Biometrics for Forensics;
  • Fusion of Multimodal Biometrics;
  • Contactless Fingerprint Identification: Recent Advances and Challenges;
  • Biometrics-based e-Payment;
  • Social Face Recognition;
  • Fingerprint Recognition;
  • Biometric Presentation Attack Detection — Spoofing and Anti-Spoofing;
  • Soft Biometrics for Human Identification;
  • Biometrics Performance and its Optimal Calibration;
  • Biometric Fusion and Privacy;
  • Iris Recognition: Sensors, Algorithms and Applications;
  • Biometric Identification of Human Individuals: Recent Advances and Future Directions; ¬
  • Human Face Recognition: State of the art and challenges;
  • Human Gait Analysis; and
  • Face Biometrics System Security

The lectures sparked plentiful interaction between the speakers and the audience. Overwhelmingly positive comments are received.

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