The 2024 Winter School on Biometrics Is Successfully Held

26 Jan 2024
The 2024 Winter School on Biometrics was successfully held in Shenzhen from January 21-25, 2024.
Professor P C Yuen of Hong Kong Baptist University presented the opening remark to kick-off the 5-day programme.
Participants and speakers had a fantastic and memorable afternoon on the cruise, passing by the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge.
The winter school attracts a diverse participant with a keen interest in exploring the latest biometric development.

The 2024 Winter School on Biometrics (WSB2024) was held in Shenzhen on 21-25 January, 2024. 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 over 100 participants, including professors and senior postgraduate students from world-wide tertiary institutions, was made possible with the generous support of XSuperzone, the Golden Sponsor.

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.

Fourteen world-class scholars, including
  • Dr. Raffaele Cappelli of University of Bologna, Italy;
  • 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, China;
  • Prof. Xiaoming Liu of Michigan State University, US;
  • Prof. Brian Lovell of the University of Queensland, Australia;
  • Prof. Chen Change Loy of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;
  • Prof. Anoop M. Namboodiri of IIIT Hyderabad, India;
  • Dr. Karthik Nandakumar of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, UAE;
  • Prof. Mark Nixon of University of Southampton, UK;
  • Dr. Vishal M Patel of Johns Hopkins University, US;
  • Prof. Arun Ross of Michigan State University, US;
  • Prof. Tieniu Tan of Nanjing University, China and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; and
  • Prof. P C Yuen of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China,

delivered lectures on:
  • Hands on Fingerprint Recognition with OpenCV and Python;
  • Introduction to Biometrics;
  • Self-Supervised Learning;
  • Contactless Palmprint Recognition;
  • Biometric Recognition at a Distance;
  • Biometrics in Surveillance Videos;
  • Harnessing Generative Priors for Visual Content Restoration;
  • Large-scale Biometrics Recognition;
  • Biometric Matching in Encrypted Domain;
  • Gait Biometrics, Forensics and Soft Biometrics;
  • Federated Learning for Biometrics;
  • AI and Biometrics: Privacy and Synthesis of Data;
  • Biometrics: Progress, Problems and Prospects; and
  • Remote Photoplethysmography Based 3D Facial Mask Presentation Attack Detection

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

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