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Javier Ortega-Garcia   CV CV [Email]
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Javier Ortega-Garcia received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion), in 1989; and the Ph.D. degree "cum laude" also in electrical engineering (Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion), in 1996, both from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Ortega-Garcia is founder and co-director of the Biometric Recognition Group - ATVS. He is currently a Full Professor at the Escuela Politecnica Superior, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he teaches Digital Signal Processing and Speech Processing courses. He also holds a Masters Degree course in Biometrics. His research interests are focused on biometrics signal processing: on-line signature verification, speaker recognition, web-based biometrics, data fusion and multibiometrics. He has published over 150 international contributions, including book chapters, refereed journal and conference papers. He chaired "Odyssey-04, The Speaker Recognition Workshop", "ICB-09, the 3rd IAPR International Conference on Biometrics" and "ICB-2013, the 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics".

Julian Fierrez [Web] [Email]
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Julian Fierrez received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Since 2002, he has been affiliated with the Biometric Recognition Group (ATVS), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, since 2004, where he is currently an Associate Professor. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Visiting Researcher with Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, under a Marie Curie Fellowship. His research interests and areas of expertise include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics, with an emphasis on signature and fingerprint verification, multibiometrics, biometric databases, and system security. He has been and is actively involved in European projects focused on biometrics, and was a recipient of a number of distinctions for his research, including the Best Ph.D. Award in computer vision and pattern recognition from 2005 to 2007 by the IAPR Spanish Liaison (AERFAI), the Motorola Best Student Paper at ICB in 2006, the EBF European Biometric Industry Award in 2006, the IBM Best Student Paper at ICPR in 2008, and the EURASIP Best Ph.D. Award in 2012.

Aythami Morales [Email]
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Aythami Morales Moreno received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2006 from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He received his Ph.D degree from La Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2011. He performs his research works in the BiDA Lab - Biometric and Data Pattern Analytics Laboratory at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has performed research stays at the Biometric Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, the Biometric Research Center at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Biometric System Laboratory at University of Bologna and Schepens Eye Research Institute (Harvard Medical School). His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning and biometrics signal processing. He is author of more than 70 scientific articles published in international journals and conferences. He has received awards from ULPGC, La Caja de Canarias, SPEGC, and COIT. He has participated in 7 National and European projects in collaboration with other universities and private entities such as UAM, UPM, EUPMt, Accenture, Unión Fenosa, Soluziona,...

Ruben Vera Rodriguez [Email]
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Ruben Vera-Rodriguez received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering from Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Swansea University, U.K., in 2010. Since 2010, he has been affiliated with the Biometric Recognition Group, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor since 2018. His research interests include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics, with emphasis on signature, face, gait verification and forensic applications of biometrics. Ruben has published over 85 research papers including 1 edited book, 5 book chapters, 20 articles in high impact journal and over 60 conference papers, most of them international (including CVPR, ICPR, ICB, BTAS, etc.). In 2007, he was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 4th International Summer School on Biometrics, held in Alghero, Italy, by top international researchers in the field. In September 2018, two of his PhD students (Ester Gonzalez-Sosa and Ruben Tolosana) won the EAB Biometric Industry and Reseach Awards to the best PhD theses in the field of biometric recognition at European level. Dr. Vera-Rodriguez is actively involved in several National and European projects focused on biometrics. Recently, he was involved in transferring state-of-the-art dynamic handwritten signature recognition technology to CECABANK for use in a large part of the Spanish banking sector. Ruben has been Program Chair for the IEEE 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security and Technology (ICCST) in 2017; and the 23rd Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP 2018) in 2018.

Juan A. Sigüenza [Web] [Email]
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Juan Alberto Sigüenza receive his Ph.D. degree "cum laude" in Biological Sciences, in 1982, from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Sigüenza has been postdoctoral fellow of the Max Planck Gesellschaft at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he teaches Neurocomputation and Neural Networks courses. He also is the director of a Ph.D. degree course in Biometrics applied to security. He is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor for students affairs of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research interests range from biological neurocomputation to biometrics signal processing: keystroking biometrics, writer identification. He is co-founder and President of the Spanish Biometric Association (Asociación de Biometría Informática Española: ABIE).

Alejandro Acien [Email]
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Alejandro Acien received the MSc in Electrical Engineering in 2015 from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. In October 2016, he joined the Biometric Recognition Group - ATVS at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he is currently collaborating as an assistant researcher pursuing the PhD degree. The research activities he is currently working in Behaviour Biometrics, Human-Machine Interaction, Cognitive Biometric Authentication, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Javier Hernandez-Ortega [Email]
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Javier Hernández-Ortega received the MSc in Electrical Engineering in 2015 from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. In June 2016, he joined the Biometric Recognition Group - ATVS at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he is currently working as an assistant researcher pursuing the PhD degree. The research activities he is currently interested in include Biometrics based on Human-Computer Interaction, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning.

Ruben Tolosana [Email]
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Ruben Tolosana received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. In April 2014, he joined the Biometrics and Data Pattern Analytics (BiDA) Lab - ATVS at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he is currently collaborating as an assistant researcher pursuing the Ph.D. degree. In 2015 he was awarded with a FPU research fellowship from Spanish MECD. His research interests are mainly focused on signal and image processing, pattern recognition, deep learning, and biometrics, particularly in the areas of handwriting and handwritten signature. He is author of several publications and also collaborates as a reviewer in many different international conferences (e.g. ICDAR and ICB) and high-impact journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence). Finally, he has participated in several National and European projects focused on the deployment of biometric security through the world.

Ivan Bartolome [Email]
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Ivan Bartolome received a 2-year degree in Information Systems and IT Management in 2016. He is now studying Computer Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.