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EBF presents 2007 biometric research award.

European Biometrics Forum : 03 October, 2007  (Company News)
Paper on improving biometric verification secures European Biometric Forum award for Swiss postgraduate student.
The European Biometrics Forum is delighted to announce that the EBF European Biometric Research Award 2007, which recognises the significant contributions made in the field of biometrics research in Europe, has been awarded to Mr Krzysztof Kryszczuk, a postgraduate student from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

This is the second year of this unique European award which provides a platform for talented researchers to present their work and encourages continuing essential research in biometrics

Chairman of the Research Award, Mr Jacques Bus from the European Commission's DG Information Society presented the award to Mr Kryszczuk at the Final of the Competition. The award took place at the 3rd EBF Research Seminar in Brussels, an annual research event which this year examined the impact of current biometric deployments on the European research agenda.

The winning Research Paper by Mr Kryszczuk was titled ''Improving biometrics verification with class-independent quality information'' and focused on a new, holistic view on the role of signal quality information on biometric classification. The winner of the EBF European Biometric Research Award 2007 received a Euro 5,000 honorarium and a commemorative medal.

The postgraduate students of biometrics were shortlisted for the final by a jury of international biometrics experts that included:.

* Prof Dr Christoph Busch, (Fraunhofer-IGD, Germany).
* Prof Bernadette Dorizzi, (Technical Co-ordinator of the NoE BioSecure, France).
* Prof Anil Jain, (Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University, USA).
* Prof Josef Kittler, (School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey; UK).
* Dr Gerasimos Potamianos, (Thomas Watson Research Centre, IBM, USA).
* Prof Richard Reilly, (University College Dublin, Ireland).
* Dr Guenter Schumacher, (EC JRC, IPSC).
* Prof Massimo Tistarelli, (University of Sassari, Italy).
* Prof Raymond Veldhuis, (Twente University, The Netherlands).
* Prof James Wayman, (National Biometric Test Center, San Jose State University, USA).

The 3 finalists of the EBF European Biometric Research Award 2007 were:
* Mr Herve Bredin, from GET-ENST in Paris, France who presented his paper on 'Making Talking-Face Authentication Robust to Deliberate Imposture'.
* Mr Hugo Gamboa from the Institut Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal with his paper on 'Web Biometrics: User Verification via Web Interaction'.
* Mr Krzysztof Kryszczuk, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland who discussed his paper on 'Improving biometrics verification with class-independent quality information'.

This Research panel gave judgment on the academic and scientific value of the proposed papers and decided the main award of the competition.

A separate jury judged the business potential of the proposed papers for the EBF European Biometric Industry Award 2007. This jury, which was comprised of specialists from the business and public sector, looked at the novelty, applicability and other business aspects of the papers.

The winner of the EBF European Biometric Industry Award 2007 was Mr Hervé Bredin, from GET-ENST in Paris, France with his paper 'Making Talking-Face Authentication Robust to Deliberate Imposture'. The winner of the Industry award received a Euro 3,000 honorarium and a certificate.

Mr Hugo Gamboa from the Institut Superior Tecnico of Lisbon in Portugal was also praised for his paper on web biometrics.

CEO of the EBF, Max Snijder said; "The EBF is delighted at the success of the EBF European Biometrics Research Award 2007 which provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their scientific advances directly to relevant audiences and for these audiences to learn about this essential research. The standard of the entries was very high reflecting the great biometrics research work being undertaken throughout Europe"
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