[visionlist] [IEEE Biometrics Council]: Free Webinar by Dr. Sébastien Marcel on Face Presentation Attack Detection

Vitomir Struc vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si
Mon Dec 5 04:50:49 -04 2022

*** FREE ONLINE WEBINAR on Face Presentation Attack Detection ***

The IEEE Biometrics Council invites participants to the upcoming (free) 
webinar by Prof. Sébastien Marcel on "Face Presentation Attack 
Detection". Detail on the webinar are given below:

Title: Face Presentation Attack Detection
Speaker: Prof. Sébastien Marcel, University de Lausanne/IDIAP, Switzerland
When: 7 December 2022, at 10am CET (5 pm CST, 4am ET)
Where: Online (Zoom)
Registration: (free, but required): 

*** Talk Summary ***
In biometrics, Presentation Attacks (PA also referred to as spoofing) 
are performed by falsifying the biometric trait and then presenting this 
falsified information to the biometric system, one such example is to 
fool a fingerprint system by copying the fingerprint of another person 
and creating an artificial or gummy finger which can then be presented 
to the biometric system to falsely gain access. This is an issue that 
needs to be addressed because it has recently been shown that 
conventional biometric techniques are vulnerable to presentation 
attacks. One of the main challenges in Presentation Attack Detection 
(PAD also referred to as anti-spoofing) is to find a set of features and 
models (mostly classifiers) that allows systems to effectively 
distinguish signals that were directly emitted by a human from those 
reproduced by an attacker. This talk will present an overview of typical 
face PAs and PAD techniques.

*** About the Speaker ***
Sébastien Marcel (IEEE Senior member – H-index 63) is Professor at the 
University de Lausanne (UNIL) at the School of Criminal Justice and 
lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he 
is teaching on “Biometrics” and “Fundamentals in Statistical Pattern 
Recognition” respectively. He serves on the Program Committee of several 
scientific journals and international conferences in pattern recognition 
and computer vision. He is a senior researcher at the Idiap Research 
Institute (Switzerland), he heads the Biometrics Security and Privacy 
group and conducts research on face recognition, speaker recognition, 
vein recognition, attack detection (presentation attacks, morphing 
attacks, deepfakes) and template protection. He received his Ph.D. 
degree in signal processing from Université de Rennes I in France (2000) 
at CNET, the research center of France Telecom (now Orange Labs). He is 
also the Director of the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and 
Testing, which conducts certifications of biometric products. He is 
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biometrics and Identity 
Science. He was Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and 
Security, a Co-editor of the “Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing”, a 
Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and 
Security Special Issue on “Biometric Spoofing and Countermeasures”, and 
Co-editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on 
“Biometric Security and Privacy”. He is also the lead Editor of the 
Springer Handbook of Biometrics Anti-Spoofing (Editions 1, 2 and 3).

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