AGM followed by Biometrics: The ear and the gait

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Date/Time:
Tuesday 22nd May 2007. 7.00pm for 7.30. Ends 9.00pm.

Venue:
Room 113, Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston. Parking in Penrhyn Road car park, or to the rear of Fassett Road. Map

Speaker:
Prof Mark Nixon of Southampton University.

Summary:
The AGM will be followed by Prof Mark Nixon's presentation.

The possible forthcoming introduction of a national identity card and the fact that security lapses still occur on credit cards, means that biometrics is a subject that will receive attention and funding.

Professor Mark Nixon of Southampton University leads a team investigating the use of ears and gait as means of telling us apart. His presentation will give us the up to date status in these fields and tell us why each has a unique advantage for recognition.

Mark is the Professor in Computer Vision within the ISIS research group at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science. His research interests are in image processing and computer vision.

He has helped to develop new techniques for static and moving shape extraction which have found application in automatic face and automatic gait recognition and in medical image analysis. His team were early workers in face recognition, later came to pioneer gait recognition and more recently joined the pioneers of ear biometrics.

He co-chaired the recent IEEE 7th International Conference on Face and Gesture held at Southampton, UK in 2006. Mark has also appeared on BBC1 Television talking about identifying people by their ears (August 2005) and recently on US ABC News, on gait.