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Biometrics and Information Security

Hold Date 2011-12-21 17:00~2011-12-21 18:00

Place Lecture Room L-1 (3F, IMI, Kyushu University)

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Speaker Kenta Takahashi (Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory)

The 5th IMI Colloquium
Date:21 December 2011 (Wed) 17:00-18:00
          (16:30-17:00 tea time at common room)
Place:Lecture Room L-1 (3F, IMI, Kyushu University)
Speaker: Kenta Takahashi (Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory)
Title:Biometrics and Information Security
Biometric authentication technology, which automatically identifies a person based on his/her physical features are widely used for various applications. However, biometric features such as fingerprints can not be revoked like passwords.

To address this issue, an authentication scheme called "template-protected biometric authentication" has been studied for a decade.

However, this task involves difficulty to merge biometric technology, which deals with analogue information, with cryptography, which deals with digital information.

In this talk, I will present an overview and some examples of template-protected biometric authentication, and introduce our recent researches

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