IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2023 Is Successfully Held

Jan 16, 2023
Committees and participants attend Winter School physically.
Professor P C Yuen (third) of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong presented the opening remark and Professor Anil K. Jain (fourth) of Michigan State University, US presented the on-line lecture to the participants.
In-person participants and speakers spent a treasure afternoon on the cruise.
Participants had a great time with each other and is time to say goodbye.


The IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2023 (WSB2023) was held in Shenzhen on 8-12 January, 2023. Jointly organised 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 90 participants, including professors and senior postgraduate students from world-wide tertiary institutions. Due to the worldwide outspread of COVID-19, the winter school introduced online lecture as well.

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 programme is designed to cover the topics which mainly include mobile biometrics, anti-spoofing, template protection, and fundamental of different biometric modalities. The theme of this year was Trustworthy, Privacy-preserving and Safe Biometrics. New and challenging topics are covered in the course by internationally renowned experts from all over the world.

Sixteen world-class scholars, including
  • Dr. Raffaele Cappelli of University of Bologna, Italy;
  • Prof. Rama Chellappa of Johns Hopkins University, US;
  • Prof. Anil K. Jain of Michigan State University, US;
  • Prof. Josef Kittler of University of Surrey, UK;
  • Prof. Ajay Kumar of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong;
  • Prof. Xiaoming Liu of Michigan State University, US;
  • Prof. Brian Lovell of the University of Queensland, Australia;
  • Dr. Chen Change Loy of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;
  • Prof. Mark Nixon of University of Southampton, UK;
  • Dr. Vishal M Patel of Johns Hopkins University, US;
  • Prof. Norman Poh of Trust Stamp and AiiD Global;
  • Prof. Arun Ross of Michigan State University, US;
  • Prof. Zhenan Sun of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Prof. Tieniu Tan of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Prof. Massimo Tistarelli of University of Sassari, Italy; and
  • Prof. P C Yuen of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong,

delivered lectures on:
  • Hands on Fingerprint Recognition with OpenCV and Python;
  • Video-based Face Recognition;
  • Introduction to Biometrics;
  • Fusion of Multimodal Biometrics;
  • Finger Knuckle Identification in the Wild;
  • Face Recognition at a Distance;
  • Biometrics in Surveillance Videos;
  • Generative Reconstruction Models for Low Quality Face Images;
  • A Question of Evidence: Biometrics and Forensics;
  • Federated Learning for Biometrics;
  • Improving Trustworthiness of Identity using Biometrics, Computer Vision and Cryptography;
  • On the Integrity and Privacy of Biometric Data;
  • Overview on Biometrics Data Analysis;
  • Iris Recognition;
  • Face Recognition; and
  • Face Presentation Attack Detection

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

More details at: https://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/wsb2023/

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