Research and Training

AMBER is comprised of four core elements to provide training to recruited Early Stage Researchers (ESRs):

  • a host Beneficiary institution will provide resources and expertise directly associated with each of the projects,
  • a secondment to a ‘link’ academic institution (another of the Academic Beneficiaries) working in a complementary sub-discipline providing additional expertise and resources,
  • an industrial secondment within a company (Partner Organisation) that will impart relevant competences to the ESR with regards to professional application and exploitation of scientific excellence in commercial
  • a series of coordinated training events linking the various projects within AMBER and providing a range of transferable skills to ensure effective future research and development within the field.

The research will be conducted under 3 core themes:

Mobile platform usability and reliability: The primary focus of this strand is to advance the state-of-the-art and understanding concerning how to reliably implement biometric systems on mobile platforms.

Novel solutions for mobile biometric interaction: the use of mobile platforms present significant opportunities for the development of novel and multiple biometric solutions given the specifics of device and sensor design, and the range of environments that devices can be used across.

Privacy, security and confidence in mobile biometric interaction: address a range of research issues concerning the protection of data and the management privacy of personal information within mobile biometric systems, hence enhancing confidence in use.