MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND
Title: Biometrics: New Challenges and Developments
Date and Venue: 2:30 pm, 29th March, 2011 in Room A201, Macau University of Science and Technology
Presenter Professor David Zhang, Chair Professor, Department of Computing, Hong Kong
Abstract of the talk
The importance of biometrics is growing rapidly, and the volume of biological data is increasing exponentially. These data are characterized by their variety and heterogeneity, which are related to different organic structures, environments, and spatial scales, and their derivation from multiple sources. This is why, in the modern and automated world, there exists an ever-growing need to explore biometric technology.
Generally, biometrics deals with human body based data processing. This means that biomet-ric data are from human body. It is clear that biometric data are in both macrocosm (such as face, hand, waist, etc.) and microcosm (such as DNA). In fact, our research mainly involve the appearance data of human body, such as ﬁngerprint identiﬁcation and tongue diagnosis, which can be obtained directly externally without invasive procedures. Based on the data from human body, there are two kinds of characteristics: steady or regular features, and dynamic or changeable features. The former characteristics, such as ﬁngerprint, voice, face, palmprint and bodily form, are useful for authenti- cating and measuring individual identities. Whereas the latter characteristics may contribute towards medical processing using various approaches like medicine imaging/biological data,including DNA,tongue, pulse, complexion and odor. Therefore, our aim will be focus on the following two major areas categorized under the biometrics: Biometrics Authentication and Biometrics Diagnosis. In this talk, Professor Zhang will provide plenty of examples from his research in this area.
Brief curriculum vitae of Professor Zhang
David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University.He received his MSc in Computer Science in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). 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 degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Currently, he is a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Technol- ogy 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 Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni- versity, Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and the University of Waterloo. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Book Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the ﬁrst International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and Pattern Recognition; Technical Committee Chair of IEEE CIS and the author of more than 10 books and 200 journal papers. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.
This is part of a research seminar series to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the founding of the
Macau University of Science and Technology