Hand-Based Biometrics



Automatic personal authentication using biometric information is becoming more essential in applications of public security, access control, forensics, banking, etc. Many kinds of biometric authentication techniques have been developed based on different biometric characteristics. This presentation will introduce our research related to hand-based biometrics, including palmprint/fingerprint/knuckle/vein recognition. In particular, hand-based 3D biometrics and multispectral biometrics are presented, which has led to the extensive study of biometric technologies and the development of numerous algorithms, applications, and systems. Some useful achievements could be given to illustrate their effectiveness.


David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Founder and and Series Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the 1st International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. So far, he has published about 15 monographs, over 400 international journal papers and around 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He was selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

David Zhang

David Zhang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong