General biometrics security

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Prof Jiankun Hu (

Description of Work: 


Conventional authentication mechanism relies on password or possession of token. However, password and token cannot genuinely identify a person as both password and token can be presented by someone else. Biometrics such as fingerprint, face, iris etc are quite uniquely representing individual. Therefore they are good tools for identity authentication. This project investigates the latest development in the field of biometrics such as bio-cryptography etc. This project is in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (USA).

Description of work:

  • Studying and analysing existing relevant biometrics security algorithms
  • Designing new algorithms

Skills Required:

Good math background especially statistics and concrete programming skills. Image processing or machine learning will be a plus.