AMBER (enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network addressing a range of current issues facing biometric solutions on mobile devices, funded through the Horizon 2020 programme by the European Union.
Concluding in December 2020, this collaborative project encompasses five academic partners across Europe and seven corresponding industry partners. A total of ten PhD students have worked on the project which has been organised as a European scientific network.
Led by Professor Richard Guest, Reader in Biometric Systems Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the project has produced new knowledge that will help shape and influence the field of mobile biometrics in the future. These include advancements made in the areas of human interactions with mobile devices, security and privacy.
The growth of smart phones and tablets devices in untethered environments has brought with it the need to accurately identify their users. Biometric solutions (finger, face, iris, voice, and signature) have also seen an increase in prominence with large scale implementations in areas such as passport, visa and national identity card schemes.
• Human interactions
Experiments were conducted to ascertain how certain environments can affect the accuracy of using swipe or key press on a device as a way to identify an individual. This has practical applications in the world of banking, for example as a means of accessing applications.
In the area of security, work was conducted to determine liveness detection. This is where you detect if the sample is from a human or a fake interaction. Novel algorithms were created to detect fake finger prints. This work was developed alongside an industrial partner and has potential for industrial application.
The AMBER consortium has examined a range of devices such as voice assistant apps and assessed their privacy by design credentials. This research examined the flow of information leaving a personal device, and made recommendations to ensure the privacy of the end user.
The novel and impactful research and development explored in the AMBER project goes towards resolving some of the challenging technological issues encountered in the field.
To hear more and learn about our findings:
AMBER FINAL WEBINAR
When: Tuesday 20th October 2020
UK Timezone: 9am – 10.30am GMT+1
European Timezone: 10am – 11.30am CEST
Where: Microsoft Teams Live: https://bit.ly/33teUpo
For instructions on how to join a Microsoft Teams Live Event please see here: https://bit.ly/3kT0PbD