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An Introduction to Cancelable Biometrics

Monday, 05 March 2018


An Introduction to Cancelable Biometrics

Biometric recognition systems using fingerprint, face etc., offer some obvious advantages over traditional password/token based authentication schemes, and now they are available to users at lower costs. However, the wide use of biometrics raises some concerns. For example, a biometric is permanently associated with a particular individual. Once it is compromised, it will be lost permanently. Moreover, if an individual’s biometric template is compromised in one application, substantially all of the applications, in which the biometric template is used, are compromised. In this presentation, the cancelable biometric technique is introduced to tackle these issues. The advantages and drawbacks of several state-of-the-art methods, to create cancelable biometrics, are discussed and future prospects are given.


Wencheng Yang is a postdoctoral researcher of Security Research Institute (SRI) at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. He has more than six years’ research experience in the area of cyber security, especially biometric security and biometric pattern recognition. He has published several high quality papers on top ranked journals and conferences, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and Pattern Recognition

Event details

Where: ECU Joondalup, Building 21, Room 202

Time: 11.00 am - 12.00 noon presentation
12.00 noon - 12.30pm light refreshments and networking

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