Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)


 University of Kent


ESR 1 – Usability Performance Assessment of Mobile Touch-Screen Behavioural Biometrics

elakkiya-ellavarason Elakkiya Ellavarason obtained her Master of Science in  Computer Science and Engineering from Denmark Technical University in 2013. She has undertaken an international research project in the area of biometric technology from CASED (Centre for Advanced security Research Darmstadt). Her research work was based on effects of ageing in iris biometrics. She has worked as a model developer and analyst in Danske Bank, Copenhagen and Bangalore respectively. She has experience in developing advanced analytical predictive models. Further, she is a recipient of prestigious H.C. Ørsted scholarship from DTU which is awarded to four most outstanding international students and she has secured first rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering during her Bachelor’s Degree.


ESR 2 – Continuous and Instantaneous Authentication using Mobile Devices


 Università degli Studi Roma TRE


ESR 3 – Template protection in biometric-based mobile scenarios
ESR 4 – Multibiometrics architectures and privacy in a mobile environment




ESR 6 – Making mobile biometrics more reliable


 Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


ESR 7 – Privacy in nomadic cross-system mobile biometrics

nick-photo_2Nicholas Whiskerd has experience in computer science and computational mathematics. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Buckingham with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing. He received the British Computer Society Prize for best graduating student in the department and the G-Volution Prize for Academic Distinction. He is currently working at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Advanced Multimedia and Security Lab (AMSL). AMSL is part of the Department for Technical & Operational Information Systems within the Faculty of Computer Science and has undertaken a range of national and international research projects in the areas of biometric technologies, forensics, cryptography, and watermarking and steganography.


ESR 8 – User-centric and self-determined privacy management in mobile biometrics

Salatiel Ezennaya-Gomez holds a Bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnics University of Catalunya and Master’s degrees in Telecommunication Networks for developing countries and Bioengineering and Telemedicine from the University Rey Juan Carlos and Polytechnics University of Madrid in Spain, respectively. After working in industry in the fields of Logistics and Financial markets, she worked for research centres in Spain (European Center for Softcomputing) and Italy (Research Centre E.Piaggio of University of Pisa). Her research studies and publications were related to Intelligent Data Analysis in the field of Neurobiology and Biomedical Signal Processing for Emotion Recognition. She received the best student paper award at the conference IFSA/EUSFLAT 2015 with the resulting paper “Mining Significant Frequent Patterns in Parallel Episodes with a Graded Notion of Synchrony”. She currently is working on privacy data management in mobile biometrics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Advanced Multimedia and Security Lab (AMSL).



ESR 10 – Traceable and comparable evaluation methodology for biometric systems usability