IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2021

Less-Constrained and Completely Contactless Palmprint Identification

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Wide availability of smartphones, popularity of e-commerce and heightened hygienic concerns due to COVID19, have increasingly attracted the researchers to devise more accurate and robust algorithms for the contactless palmprint identification. During this talk, we will discuss on the more accurate, robust and computationally simpler alternatives for the contactless palmprint identification. We will also focus on the effectiveness of the deep neural network-based models to accurately detect and match contactless palmprint images. Experimental results from various public databases including 600 different subjects completely contactless palmprint database acquired under ambient illumination, using cross-database performance evaluation protocols will be presented. Effectiveness of the contactless palmprint matching algorithms for matching the cross-sensor and cross-spectral palmprint images will also be analyzed. Best practices for evaluating the effectiveness of contactless palmprint matching algorithms for the real-world deployments will also be discussed.


Ajay Kumar received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2001. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Delhi, India, from 2005 to 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current research interests are on biometrics with an emphasis on hand biometrics, vascular biometrics, iris, and multimodal biometrics. He holds seven U.S. patents, and has authored on biometrics and computer vision based industrial inspection. He was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security from 2010 to 2013, and served on the program committees of several international conferences and workshops in the field of his research interest. He serves as an area chair for CVPR 2019, was the Program Chair for ICEB 2010 (Hong Kong), Program Co-Chair for the IJCB 2011 (Washington DC), ICB 2013 (Madrid), and CVPR 2013-2019 Biometrics Workshops. He has also served as the General Co-Chair of the IJCB 2014 (Tampa), ISBA 2015 (Hong Kong) and General Chair for WIFS 2018 recently held in Hong Kong. He serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Pattern Recognition Letters and has served on the IEEE Biometrics Council as the Vice President (Publications) during 2011-2015. He is a Fellow of IAPR and IEEE.

Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong