BiDA logo Biometrics and Data Pattern Analytics
EPS logo UAM 50 Aniversario UAM logo

Ongoing projects

ACN-ANALYTICS
Title: Advanced Analytics
Type: Technical Support Contract with Accenture
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2017 - December 2018
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Technical support in advanced analytics including text, image, and video inputs.

Selected publications:
  • E. Gonzalez-Sosa, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Exploring Facial Regions in Unconstrained Scenarios: Experience on ICB-RW", IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2018 (to appear).

Web: https://www.accenture.com/
CEAL-NEUROMETRICS
Title: Characterization of Neuro-Degenerative Disorders with new Biomarkers
Type: Competitive Research Grant (UAM-CEAL), Banco Santander
Code: CEAL-AL/2017-13
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: July 2017 - December 2018
Principal investigator(s): Aythami Morales

Objectives:
  • To study new biomarkers for monitoring neuro-degenerative disorders.
  • To foster research collaborations between Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) and Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia).

Web: https://goo.gl/BCyF6y
CECA-ANALYTICS
Title: Cognitive Analytics for Biometric Signature Authentication in Banking Scenarios
Type: R&D Contract with Cecabank
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: October 2016 - September 2021
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Research and Development in biometrics for improving the security and the user experience in banking applications at bank branches, remotely using desktop computing, and in mobile scenarios using smartphones.

Selected publications:
  • R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, A. Morales and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Benchmarking Desktop and Mobile Handwriting across COTS Devices: the e-BioSign Biometric Database", PLOS ONE, Vol. 5, n. 12, 2017. [PDF]

Web: https://www.eng.cecabank.es/

Finished projects

CECA-BioTRACE
Title: “BIOTRACE_100: High-Performance Biometric Signature Authentication System for Banking Applications
Type: R&D Contract with Cecabank
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: April 2015 – June 2016
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Julian Fierrez

Objectives:
  • Transfer of signature biometrics technology, including the development of an SDK to be integrated in Ceca systems.

Selected publications:
  • R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, A. Morales and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Benchmarking Desktop and Mobile Handwriting across COTS Devices: the e-BioSign Biometric Database", PLOS ONE, Vol. 5, n. 12, 2017. [PDF]
  • R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Dynamic Signatures as Forensic Evidence: A New Expert Tool Including Population Statistics", Massimo Tistarelli and Christophe Champod (Eds.), Handbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science, Springer, pp. 329-349, 2017. [PDF]
  • R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. Fierrez, "Preprocessing and Feature Selection for Improved Sensor Interoperability in Online Biometric Signature Verification", IEEE Access, Vol. 3, pp. 478 - 489, May 2015. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: projects/logoCeca.jpg
CECA-SIGN
Title: e-BioSign: Improvement of Signature Comparison Technology
Type: R&D Contract with Cecabank
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: April 2014 - May 2015
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Julian Fierrez

Objectives:
  • Development of methods and tools to enable the forensic comparison of dynamic signatures, under the same principles followed by forensic experts when comparing signature images.

Selected publications:
  • R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, A. Morales and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Benchmarking Desktop and Mobile Handwriting across COTS Devices: the e-BioSign Biometric Database", PLOS ONE, Vol. 5, n. 12, 2017. [PDF]
  • R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Dynamic Signatures as Forensic Evidence: A New Expert Tool Including Population Statistics", Massimo Tistarelli and Christophe Champod (Eds.), Handbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science, Springer, pp. 329-349, 2017. [PDF]
  • R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. Fierrez, "Preprocessing and Feature Selection for Improved Sensor Interoperability in Online Biometric Signature Verification", IEEE Access, Vol. 3, pp. 478 - 489, May 2015. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: projects/logoCeca.jpg
DGGC-FACIAL
Title: Face Recognition at a Distance with Application to Forensics
Type: Face Recognition at a Distance with Application to Forensics
Funding entity: DGGC
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2012 - December 2012
Principal investigator(s): Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Technical support and development of software tools for improving facial comparisons.
  • Scientific evidence on the discriminant power of various facial regions.
  • Error analysis when manually marking landmarks before facial comparisons.

Selected publications:
  • P. Tome, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Facial Soft Biometric Features for Forensic Face Recognition", Forensic Science International, Vol. 257, pp. 171-284, December 2015. [PDF] [DOI]
  • P. Tome, J. Fierrez, R. Vera-Rodriguez and D. Ramos, "Identification using Face Regions: Application and Assessment in Forensic Scenarios", Forensic Science International, n. 233, pp. 75-83, 2013. [PDF] [DOI]
  • R. Vera-Rodriguez, P. Tome, J. Fierrez, N. Exposito and F. J. Vega, "Analysis of the Variability of Facial Landmarks in a Forensic Scenario", in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, pp. 1-4, 2013. [PDF] [DOI]
  • P. Tome, L. Blazquez, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, J. Ortega-Garcia, N. Exposito and P. Leston, "Understanding the Discrimination Power of Facial Regions in Forensic Casework", in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, 2013. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: http://www.guardiacivil.es/en/
SIGMA-SIGN
Title: Signature Biometrics for Smartphones
Type: R&D Contract with Sigma Technologies S.L. (now Sigma Technologies Global), Neotec program from CDTI
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: December 2011 - May 2012
Principal investigator(s): Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Development of an SDK for signature biometrics for desktop and mobile scenarios.

Selected publications:
  • M. Martinez-Diaz and J. Fierrez, "Signature Databases and Evaluation", Stan Z. Li and Anil K. Jain (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biometrics, Springer, pp. 1367-1375, 2015. [DOI]
  • M. Martinez-Diaz, J. Fierrez and S. Hangai, "Signature Features", Stan Z. Li and Anil K. Jain (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biometrics, Springer, pp. 1375-1382, 2015. [DOI]
  • M. Martinez-Diaz, J. Fierrez and S. Hangai, "Signature Matching", Stan Z. Li and Anil K. Jain (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biometrics, Springer, pp. 1382-1387, 2015. [DOI]

Web: https://www.sigma-ai.com/
TELEF-CAT
Title: Catedra UAM-Telefonica
Type: R&D Contract with Telefonica International
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2010 - December 2014
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • R&D in biometrics for secure authentication.
  • Various dissemination actions at university level to promote science & technology with application to the areas of interest of Telefonica.

Selected publications:
  • J. Siguenza, J. Fierrez, UAM Summer School: The New Digital Civilization in Rural Areas, Alcazar de San Juan, Spain, July 2010. [Program, which included the participation of Telefonica CEO]

Web: https://goo.gl/khGN5p
DGGC-SIGN
Title: Biografo 2.0: Automatic Writer Recognition
Type: R&D Contract with the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, Direccion General de la Guardia Civil
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2009 - December 2011
Principal investigator(s): Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Development of a semi-automatic writer identification system: Biografo 2.0.
  • Generation of a handwritten character database according to typical forensic scenarios to evaluate Biografo 2.0.

Selected publications:
  • J. Galbally, S. Gonzalez-Dominguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Biografo: An Integrated Tool for Forensic Writer Identification", in Proc. Intl. Workshop on Computational Forensics, Springer LNCS-8915, pp. 200-211, November 2015. [PDF] [DOI]
  • R. Fernandez-de-Sevilla, F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Forensic Writer Identification Using Allographic Features", in IAPR Proc. International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, November 2010. [PDF]

Web: http://www.guardiacivil.es/en/
DGGC-FINGER
Title: Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems for Forensic Evidence Evaluation
Type: R&D Contract with the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, Direccion General de la Guardia Civil
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2009 - December 201
Principal investigator(s): Daniel Ramos and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Research in fingerprint and palmprint biometrics with application to forensics.
  • Evaluation of the Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) currently in use by the DGGC.
  • Development of guidelines and tools for better exploitation of AFIS results in forensic reports.

Selected publications:
  • D. Ramos, R. P. Krish, J. Fierrez and D. Meuwly, "From Biometric Scores to Forensic Likelihood Ratios", Massimo Tistarelli and Christophe Champod (Eds.), Handbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science, Springer, pp. 305-327, 2017. [PDF] [DOI]
  • R. P. Krish, J. Fierrez, D. Ramos, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. Bigun, "Pre-Registration of Latent Fingerprints based on Orientation Field", IET Biometrics, Vol. 4, pp. 42-52, June 2015. [PDF] [DOI]
  • R. Wang, D. Ramos, R. Veldhuis, J. Fierrez, L. Spreeuwers and H. Xu, "Regional Fusion for High-Resolution Palmprint Recognition Using Spectral Minutiae Representation", IET Biometrics, Vol. 3, pp. 94-100, June 2014. [PDF] [DOI]
  • M. Puertas, D. Ramos, J. Fierrez, J. Ortega-Garcia and N. Exposito, "Towards a Better Understanding of the Performance of Latent Fingerprint Recognition in Realistic Forensic Conditions", in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2010, pp. 1638 -1641, August 2010. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: http://www.guardiacivil.es/en/
CCN-SEC
Title: Technical Support for Common Criteria Developments
Type: R&D Contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defense, National Cryptographic Center
Funding entity: ca. 75 Keuros
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2008 - December 2009
Principal investigator(s): Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Technical support for Common Criteria developments, including: i) development of guidelines and best practices for performance and security evaluation of biometric systems, and ii) performance and security evaluation of various biometric systems.

Selected publications:
  • A. Hadid, N. Evans, S. Marcel and J. Fierrez, "Biometrics Systems under Spoofing Attack: An Evaluation Methodology and Lessons Learned", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Biometric Security and Privacy, Vol. 32, n. 5, pp. 20-30, September 2015. [PDF] [DOI]
  • J. Galbally, R. Cappelli, A. Lumini, G. Gonzalez-de-Rivera, D. Maltoni, J. Fierrez, J. Ortega-Garcia and D. Maio, "An Evaluation of Direct Attacks Using Fake Fingers Generated from ISO Templates", Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 31, n. 8, pp. 725-732, June 2010. [PDF] [DOI]
  • J. Galbally, C. McCool, J. Fierrez, S. Marcel and J. Ortega-Garcia, "On the Vulnerability of Face Verification Systems to Hill-Climbing Attacks", Pattern Recognition, Vol. 43, n. 3, pp. 1027-1038, March 2010. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: https://www.ccn.cni.es/
PIRAMID
Title: Proyecto para la Identificación, Reconocimiento y Autentificación Multifactor I+D
Type: R&D Project
Funding entity: Mina software, S.L.
Participants: ATVS, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Period: April 2007 - October 2008
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Julian Fierrez
MINA-FUSION
Title: Mulfi-Factor Identification, Recognition, and Authentication (PIRAMID)
Type: R&D Contract with Mina Software, S.L. (later on evolved to Eleven Paths, a part of the Telefonica group)
Funding entity: ca. 35 Keuros
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: April 2007 - October 2008
Principal investigator(s): Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • Development of an SDK for information fusion.

Selected publications:
  • J. Fierrez, A. Morales, R. Vera-Rodriguez and D. Camacho, "Multiple Classifiers in Biometrics. Part 1: Fundamentals and Review", Information Fusion, Vol. 44, pp. 57-64, November 2018. [PDF] [DOI]

Web: https://www.elevenpaths.com/
TBS
Title: Development and Optimization of Software and Hardware for the Surround Imager
Type: R&D Project
Funding entity: TBS Holding AG
Participants: ATVS, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Period: December 2005 - May 2006
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Javier Garrido
FINGER-VUL
Title: Vulnerabilidad de Sistemas de Seguridad Basados en Sensores de Huella Dactilar
Type: R&D Project
Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Defense
Participants: ATVS, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Period: November 2005 - December 2005
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Selected publications:
  • J. Galbally-Herrero, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. D. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Ortega-Garcia and M. Tapiador, "On the vulnerability of fingerprint verification systems to fake fingerprint attacks", in Proc. IEEE Intl. Carnahan Conf. on Security Technology, ICCST, pp. 130-136, Lexington, USA, October 2006.
  • M. Martinez-Diaz, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. A. Siguenza, "Hill-climbing and brute-force attacks on biometric systems: A case study in Match-on-Card fingerprint verification", in Proc. IEEE Intl. Carnahan Conf. on Security Technology, ICCST, pp. 151-159, Lexington, USA, October 2006.
SUBDEF-SPEECH
Title: Speaker and Language Recognition
Type: R&D Contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defense
Funding entity: ca. 400 Keuros
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: January 2004 - December 2008
Principal investigator(s): Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Selected publications:
  • A. Harriero, D. Ramos, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Fierrez, "Analysis of the Utility of Classical and Novel Speech Quality Measures for Speaker Verification", in Proceedings of International Conference on Biometrics, Springer LNCS-5558, pp. 434-442, June 2009. [PDF] [DOI]
  • J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, D. Ramos-Castro, D. Torre-Toledano, A. Montero-Asenjo, J. Gonzalez-Dominguez, I. Lopez-Moreno, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, D. Garcia-Romero and J. Ortega-Garcia, "On the use of high-level information for speaker recognition: the ATVS-UAM system at NIST SRE 2005", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Vol. 22, n. 1, pp. 15 - 21, January 2007. [PDF]
  • D. Ramos-Castro, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Speaker Verification using Speaker- and Test-dependent Fast Score Normalization", Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 28, pp. 90-98, January 2007. [PDF]
  • D. Garcia-Romero, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Using quality measures for multilevel speaker recognition", Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 20, n. 2, pp. 192-209, April-July 2006. [PDF] [DOI]
BBVA-TABLETPC
Title: Sistema Automático de Reconocimiento On-Line de Firma Manuscrita para Entornos Tablet PC
Type: R&D Project
Funding entity: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Participants: ATVS, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Period: October 2004 - March 2005
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Selected publications:
  • F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Sensor interoperability and fusion in signature verification: A case study using Tablet PC", in Proc. Intl. Workshop on Biometric Recognition Systems, IWBRS, Springer LNCS-3781, pp. 180-187, Beijing, China, October 2005.
  • F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, F. del-Valle and J. Ortega-Garcia, "On-line signature verification using Tablet PC", in Proc. IEEE Intl. Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, ISPA, Special Session on Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics, pp. 245-250, Zagreb, Croatia, September 2005.
BBVA-SIGN
Title: Signature Biometrics on Tablet PC
Type: R&D Contract with BBVA bank
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
Period: October 2004 - May 2005
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia and Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Objectives:
  • Development of a prototype for signature authentication (login) on Tablet PC.

Selected publications:
  • J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "On-line Signature Verification", A. K. Jain, A. Ross and P.Flynn (Eds.), Handbook of Biometrics, Springer, pp. 189-209, 2008. [PDF] [DOI]
  • F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, "Secure Access System using Signature Verification over Tablet PC", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Vol. 22, n. 4, pp. 3-8, April 2007. [PDF]

Web: https://www.bbva.es/
NORM-OPTIMIZATION
Title: Optimización de Aplicaciones On-Line de Verificación y Desarrollo de Técnicas de Normalización
Type: R&D Project
Funding entity: Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo
Participants: ATVS, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid
Period: April 2002 - December 2002
Principal investigator(s): Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Selected publications:
  • D. Garcia-Romero, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez-Aguilar and J. Ortega-Garcia, "U-NORM likelihood normalization for speaker recognition systems based on Personal Identification Number (PIN)", in Proc. 4th IAPR Intl. Conf. on Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA, Springer LNCS-2688, pp. 208-213, Guilford, UK, June 2003.
  • D. Simon-Zorita, J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Fierrez-Aguilar and J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, "Image quality and position variability assessment in minutiae-based fingerprint verification", IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Special Issue on Biometrics on the Internet, Vol. 150, n. 6, pp. 402-408, December 2003.
  • J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Martin-Rello and J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, "Complete signal modeling and score normalization for function-based dynamic signature verification", in Proc. 4th IAPR Intl. Conf. on Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA, Springer LNCS-2688, pp. 658-667, Guilford, UK, June 2003.