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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinator

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 740 728
Administrative Contact
Henk Van Den Heuvel (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 624
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Amigo (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 228 414
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Maccario (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 364 709
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Hiddink (Ms.)
FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 437 021
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valérie Devanthéry (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 432 538
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 204 213
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 213 763
Address
Kristian Ivs Vag 3
301 18 Halmstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Nestius (Ms.)
Netherlands Forensic Institute
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 182 277
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 6
2490 AA The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcel De Puit (Dr.)