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IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2020 was successfully held

The IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2020 (WSB2020) was held in Shenzhen on 12-16 January, 2020. Jointly organized by the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, the winter school attracted around 80 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
  • Prof. Julian Fierrez of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain;
  • Dr. Annalisa Franco of University of Bologna, Italy;
  • Prof. Josef Kittler of University of Surrey, UK;
  • Prof. Ajay Kumar of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong;
  • Prof. Brian Lovell of University of Queensland, Australia;
  • Prof. Sébastien Marcel of Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland;
  • Prof. Mark Nixon of University of Southampton, UK;
  • Prof. Arun Ross of Michigan State University, USA;
  • Prof. Zhenan Sun of Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Prof. Massimo Tistarelli of University of Sassari, Italy;
  • Dr. Jing Xiao of Ping An Group, China;
  • 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;
  • Fingerprint Recognition: State-of-the-Art and New Directions;
  • Fusion of Multimodal Biometrics;
  • Contactless Palmprint Identification;
  • Biometrics in Surveillance Videos;
  • Biometric Presentation Attack Detection;
  • Soft Biometrics;
  • Fusion and Privacy in Biometrics;
  • Iris Recognition: Sensors, Algorithms and Applications;
  • Face Recognition;
  • Biometrics Applications in PingAn;
  • 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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