ABC4EU will be once again well-presented for the scientific community in 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2016) at Athens, Greece. Ruggero Donida Labati from Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL) presents their fingerprint research on the 8th of December.
Automated Border Control (ABC) systems are being increasingly used to perform a fast, accurate, and reliable verification of the travelers’ identity. These systems use biometric technologies to verify the identity of the person crossing the border.
In this context, fingerprint verification systems are widely adopted due to their high accuracy and user acceptance. Matching score normalization methods can improve the performance of fingerprint recognition in ABC systems and mitigate the effect of non-idealities typical of this scenario without modifying the existing biometric technologies. However, privacy protection regulations restrict the use of biometric data captured in ABC systems and can compromise the applicability of these techniques. Cohort score normalization methods based only on impostor scores provide a suitable solution, due to their limited use of sensible data and to their promising performance. In this paper, a privacy-compliant and adaptive normalization approach for enhancing fingerprint recognition in ABC systems is proposed. The proposed approach computes cohort scores from an external public dataset and uses computational intelligence to learn and improve the matching score distribution. The use of a public dataset permits to apply cohort normalization strategies in contexts in which privacy protection regulations restrict the storage of biometric data. We performed a technological and a scenario evaluation using a commercial matcher currently adopted in real ABC systems and we used data simulating different conditions typical of ABC systems, obtaining encouraging results.
Ruggero Donida Labati presents the paper on 8th of December at 11:00 (EET). If you want to know more, please find the conference agenda from here and more information about the conference.