A free 45 minute presentation by Dr. Wencheng Yang, Post-Doctoral Researcher, ECU Security Research Institute that will explore the benefits and threats brought by integrating artificial intelligent (AI) with biometrics.  Methods that can prevent those threats, especially biometric data leakage related threats, will also be discussed.

Biometrics uses biological traits, such as fingerprint, face, voice and iris to identify or authenticate individuals. It plays an increasingly critical role in civil and military applications and is even being pushed forward to replace traditional ways of authentication, e.g. passwords and tokens. With the rise of AI, AI-powered biometrics can improve recognition performance or boost liveness detection ability of biometric recognition systems. However, AI is a double-edged sword. When we take benefits of integrating AI with biometrics, we must be aware of the potential threats brought by it.

Presenter: Dr. Wencheng Yang (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Security Research Institute)

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: Liberty Training and Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000

Networking opportunities and light refreshments provided.

Who should attend? Biometrics professionals, computer vision, cyber security professionals and anyone who has an interest in biometric security and biometric recognition are encouraged to attend this presentation.

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

Register: Places limited so please register by Friday 20 September via Eventbrite

ECU is a recognised Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence.