KEYNOTE TALK - Venu Govindaraju

Biometrics and Security

The science of Biometrics is concerned with recognizing people based on their physiological or behavioral characteristics. It has emerged as a vibrant field of research in today's security conscious society. In this talk we will introduce the important research challenges in Biometrics and specifically address the following topics: i) unobtrusive people tracking using a novel evolutionary recognition paradigm, ii) efficient indexing and searching of large fingerprint databases, iii) cancelability of templates where the task is to ensure that enrolled biometric templates can be revoked and new templates issued, and iv) fusion of fingerprints with other biometric modalities such as face where we will explore optimal trainable functions that operate on the scores returned by individual matchers.

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Venu Govindaraju is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors at the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). He received his B-Tech (Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1986, and his Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in 1992. He has authored more than 300 scientific papers including over 60 journal papers and is on the editorial board of the premier journals of the field. Dr. Govindaraju has supervised the dissertation of 20 doctoral students. He has won several awards for his scholarship including the prestigious Hewlett Packard Open Innovation Award (2008), MIT Global Technovator Award (2004), and the ICDAR Young Investigator Award (2001). He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and a Fellow of the IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition).