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Bayesian Biometrics For Forensics

Bayesian Biometrics For Forensics

Objective

With various forms of biometric technologies becoming available, there is a growing need for scientists who are able to assess the merits of these technologies when applied to forensics. The Marie Curie ITN `Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics,' or BBfor2, will provide a training infrastructure that will educate Early Stage Researchers in the core biometric technologies of speaker, face and fingerprint recognition, as well as the forensic aspects of these technologies. According to modern interpretation of evidence in court, biometric evidence must be presented as likelihood ratios. The calibration of likelihood ratios of individual behavioural and physical biometrics and of combinations of biometric modalities, including measures of the quality of the traces, is a unifying topic in all research projects in this Network. The training of ESRs will be realized as individual PhD projects at various research labs, including a forensic institute. Apart from training at their host institute and secondments with other network partners, the ESRs will receive training in dedicated Summer Schools on Biometric Signal Processing, Bayesian Techniques in Forensic Applications and Legal Issues in Forensic Applications. The Network combines 8 European Universities and a leading Forensic Institute; it is augmented by a biometric industrial and a research institute, where secondments of the ESRs will take place.
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Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Address

Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 Ez Nijmegen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 740 728

Administrative Contact

Henk Van Den Heuvel (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 415 624

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 228 414

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 364 709

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 437 021

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 432 538

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 204 213

HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 213 763

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 182 277

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238803

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 219 287

  • EU contribution

    € 3 219 287

Coordinated by:

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands