RECOD takes 2nd place in the Face Recognition Challenge at the International School on Biometrics

For the last thirteen years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the core biometric technologies and their potencial impact in forensic investigation and crime prevention.

This year, the 13th IAPR/IEEE International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication was held in Alghero, Italy, from June 20 to 24, and was mainly focused in emerging issues: biometrics in forensic, security and network-based applications; standardization, evaluation, and assessment of biometric and forensic applications; and advanced research in the field.

Two RECODists, Fernanda Andaló and Geise Santos, received scholarships to participate in this school, as part of the IDENTITY consortium. They attended lectures of 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry.

This summer school had an advanced feature: some practical sessions to better understand, “hands on”, the real potential of today’s biometric technologies. These sessions ended with a challenge to develop an accurate face recognition system, which had the participation of nine competing groups from several countries. By applying a deep learning approach, the Brazilian group — formed by Fernanda, Geise, and Gustavo Botelho (UFScar PhD student) — came in second place.

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