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Finished projects

BIO-RESIDENCE
Title: Biometrics Revisited for Security, Confidence and Dependability
Type: Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship (6th Framework Programme)
Code: MOIF-CT-2006-040903
Funding entity: European Comission
Participants: Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Michigan State University
Period: April 2007 – March 2010
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Objectives:
  • To track the state-of-the-art on established biometrics traits.
  • To advance the state-of-the-art on: i) user-friendly and well-accepted traits; and ii) multi-biometrics and biometric quality.
  • Track and further develop application-oriented issues of importance for security, dependability and confidence using biometrics: i) technology and operational benchmarking; ii) usability, acceptability, and interaction with biometric interfaces; iii) standardization, certification, and legislation; iv) biometric cryptosystems; v) countermeasures to attacks on biometrics; vi) system issues such as database indexation, interoperability and secure networking; and vii) case studies including two system prototypes (smartcard-based biometric ID and remote authentication using a handheld device).

Selected publications:
  • J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "On-line signature verification", A. K. Jain, A. Ross and P.Flynn (Eds.), Handbook of Biometrics, 2007 (to appear).
BIOSECUR-ID
Title: Seguridad Multimodal basada en Autenticación Biométrica mediante Fusión de Expertos Unimodales
Type: Research project (National R&D Program)
Code: TIC2003-08382-C05
Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
Participants: Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Esc. Univ. Politecnica de Mataro, Univ.de Valladolid, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Univ. de Zaragoza
Period: December 2003 - December 2006
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Selected publications:
  • D. Ramos-Castro, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Speaker verification using speaker- and test-dependent fast score normalization", Patter Recognition Letters, Vol. 28, n. 1, January 2007.
  • D. Garcia-Romero, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "Using quality measures for multilevel speaker recognition", Computer Speech and Language, Special Issue on Odyssey-04: The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop, Vol. 20, n. 2-3, pp. 192-209, April-July 2006.
  • J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and J. Bigun, "Discriminative multimodal biometric authentication based on quality measures", Pattern Recognition, Vol. 38, n. 5, pp. 777-779, May 2005.

Web: http://biosecur.infor.uva.es/
BIO-PASS
Title: On the Use of Transparent Modalities in Multibiometric Recognition Systems for Low Vulnerability and High User-Convenience in Realistic Application-Oriented Environments
Type: Research project (National R&D Program)
Code: TEC2006-13141-C03-03
Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
Participants: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid and Esc. Univ. Politec. Mataro
Period: December 2006 – December 2009
Principal investigator(s): Miguel Angel Ferrer Ballester, Javier Ortega-Garcia (for UAM)

Description:
The use of biometric recognition systems has yielded significant progress in the last years. However, considerable advances on both system precision and cost reduction of sensors, has not produced an increase in user confidence, mainly due to lack of reliability in real operational environments, and also due to privacy and vulnerability concerns. In order to alleviate the problems generated by the adoption of biometric systems, which are in any case highly valuable for industrials, this project proposes an innovative development of a biometric scheme operating in realistic environments.

Selected publications:
  • J. Galbally, J. Fierrez, M. R. Freire and a. J. Ortega-Garcia, "Feature selection based on genetic algorithms for on-line signature verification", in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification Advanced Technologies, AutoID, Alghero, Italy, June 2007.
BIOSECURE
Title: Biometrics for Secure Authentication
Type: European Network of Excellence (6th Framework Programme)
Code: IST-2002-507634
Funding entity: European Comission
Participants: 29 European institutions, including Univ. Politecnica de Madrid
Period: June 2004 – September 2007
Principal investigator(s): Bernadette Dorizzi, Javier Ortega-Garcia (for UPM)

Objectives:
  • S. Garcia-Salicetti, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, F. Alonso-Fernandez, C. Vielhauer, R. Guest, L. Allano, T. D. Trung, T. Scheidat, B. L. Van, J. Dittmann, B. Dorizzi, J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, M. B. d. Castiglione and M. Fairhurst, "Biosecure reference systems for on-line signature verification: A study of complementarity", Annals of Telecommunications, Special Issue on Multimodal Biometrics, Vol. 62, n. 1-2, January-February 2007.

Web: http://www.biosecure.info/
BIOSEC-IP
Title: Biometrics and Security
Type: European Integrated Project (6th Framework Program)
Code: IST-2002-001766
Funding entity: European Comission
Participants: 29 European institutions, including Univ. Politecnica de Madrid
Period: December 2003 - November 2005
Principal investigator(s): Orestes Sanchez-Benavente, Javier Ortega-Garcia (for UPM)

Selected publications:
  • J. Fierrez, J. Ortega-Garcia, D. Torre-Toledano and J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, "BioSec baseline corpus: A multimodal biometric database", Pattern Recognition, Vol. 40, n. 4, pp. 1389-1392, April 2007.
  • M. Faundez-Zanuy, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Ortega-Garcia and J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, "Multimodal biometric databases: An overview", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Vol. 21, n. 8, pp. 29-37, August 2006.
COST-275
Title: Biometrics-Based Recognition of People over the Internet
Type: COST Action, Intergovermental Framework for European Cooperation in the Field of Technical and Scientific Research
Funding entity: European Comission
Participants: 14 Countries involved
Period: May 2001 - June 2005
Principal investigator(s): Aladdin Ariyaeeinia (Javier Ortega-Garcia and Carmen Garcia-Mateo for SPAIN)

Selected publications:
  • F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, and J. Ortega-Garcia, "A review of schemes for fingerprint image quality computation", in Proc. 3rd COST-275 Workshop on Biometrics on the Internet, COST275, pp. 3-6, Official Publisher of the European Communities, Hatfield, UK, October 2005.
  • J. Richiardi, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, J. Ortega-Garcia and A. Drygajlo, "On-line signature verification resilience to packet loss in IP networks", in Proc. 2nd COST-275 Workshop on Biometrics on the Internet, COST275, pp. 11-16, Vigo, Spain, March 2004.

Web: http://www.fub.it/cost275/COST275_CD/cost275_web/pages/_home_main/index-1.htm
MCYT-BIMODAL
Title: Aplicaciones de la Identificación de Personas mediante Multimodalidad Biométrica en Entornos de Seguridad y Acceso Natural a Servicios de Información
Type: Research project (National R&D Program)
Code: TIC2000-1669-C04
Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology
Participants: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Mataró, Universidad del País Vasco and Universidad de Valladolid
Period: December 2002 - December 2003
Principal investigator(s): Javier Ortega-Garcia

Selected publications:
  • J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Fierrez-Aguilar, D. Simon, J. Gonzalez, M. Faundez, V. Espinosa, A. Satue, I. Hernaez, J. J. Igarza, C. Vivaracho, D. Escudero and Q. I. Moro, "MCYT baseline corpus: A bimodal biometric database", IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Special Issue on Biometrics on the Internet, Vol. 150, n. 6, pp. 395-401, December 2003.