Mar 22, 2016 | Asmita Poddar
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering recently held a workshop on 'Biometric Security: Theory and Applications' from 15 - 19 March 2016. Its main objective was to spread awareness of biometric security among faculties and researchers of different universities. A total of 34 participants: 28 external (12 faculties and 16 research students) from Kolkata Raipur, Jamshedpur, Sambalpur, Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, 06 internal students from CSE participated in the program.
The courses had 20 hours’ lecture and 15 hours’ laboratory.
The course presented the fundamentals and the research aspects of biometric security. Authentication of subjects through their face, iris, fingerprint, and signature was discussed. The lectures enabled participants to apply pattern recognition and artificial intelligence to achieve biometric security.
Biometric security is a security mechanism used to authenticate and provide access to a facility or system based on the automatic and instant verification of an individual's physical characteristics.
The agenda for this workshop included Introduction to Image Processing and Biometrics on the first day along with laboratory session on Introduction to Matlab.
Day- II had discussions on Iris biometric system and parameters for Evaluation
Day – III had lectures on Feature Extraction Methodologies, Fingerprint biometric system and a Laboratory on Iris recognition system.
Day – IV started off with a Lecture on Fusion of multimodal biometrics and Emerging issues in biometric followed by a laboratory session on Fingerprint recognition system.
Day – V was the final day on which Fundamentals of handwriting recognition was taught followed by course evaluation.
The program was partially funded by Information Security Education and Awareness Project, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
The speakers for the event included Prof. Banshidhar Majhi, Dr. Pankaj K. Sa, Dr. Ratnakar Dash, Dr. Sambit Bakshi.
There were demonstrations of practically implemented biometric security systems as well as controlling unmanned aerial vehicles at break times during the lectures. The principal co-ordinators, Dr. Ashok Kumar Turuk, and Dr. Sambit Bakshi were pleased with the turnout at the workshop.