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European Association for Biometrics

The EAB is a non-profit organization seeking to advance the proper and beneficial use of biometrics in Europe, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and governments.

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is the primary European multi stakeholder platform for biometrics.

The EAB targets its activities at the following areas of interest:

  • Communication and community building
  • Training and education
  • Research and programme development

The EAB engages stakeholders from all European countries including the European Commission and the European Parliament, by establishing a pan European network of national contacts points and platforms and by providing a program that appeals to common needs.

The EAB is committed to contribute to the development of technologies and services that ensure safety, security, interoperability and the protection of human rights, including the right to privacy.

Winners of the European Biometrics Research and Industry Award 2017 announced

On 20 September 2017 the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) awarded young researchers for their outstanding works in the area of biometrics. An international jury chose 3 candidates out of a broad range of submitted high quality papers to present their significant contribution in front of the jury, the EAB members and the public audience.

The European Research and Industry Awards are both honoured with a 2.000,00 € stipendium for each category. The finalists are also donated a free of charge one year membership of EAB. The European Biometric Research and Industry Awards 2017 are kindly sponsored by OT-Morpho and Fingerprint Cards (FPC).

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[Photo] Jury and candidates of the Awards 2017: (left to right): Javier Ortega-Garcia, Zhenhua Feng, Raymond Veldhuis, Alexander Nouak, Nanang Susyanto, Martin Olsen, Tom Kevenaar, Moises Diaz, Jean-Christophe Fondeur, Sébastien Marcel, Christoph Busch. Not in the photo: Josef Kittler, Josef Bigun
Jury and candidates of the Awards 2017: (left to right): Javier Ortega-Garcia, Zhenhua Feng, Raymond Veldhuis, Alexander Nouak, Nanang Susyanto, Martin Olsen, Tom Kevenaar, Moises Diaz, Jean-Christophe Fondeur, Sébastien Marcel, Christoph Busch.
Not in the photo: Josef Kittler, Josef Bigun

New member of the Management Board elected: Rasa Karbauskaite from FRONTEX

[Photo] Rasa Karbauskaite from FRONTEX
Rasa Karbauskaite from FRONTEX

On Tuesday, 19 September 2017 in Darmstadt the General Assembly of the EAB has elected Rasa Karbauskaite from Frontex as new member of the Management Board. We are happy and honored that we have been able to enrich the board with such an invaluable and experienced person.

Rasa has many years of experience in biometrics in various contexts. She joined Frontex Research and Development Unit in 2006 and works as a Senior Research Officer and manages the Future of Border Checks (FOBC) project at Frontex. Currently she is managing a new project called Harmonisation of the EU border control capacities, which among other things focuses on developing harmonized capability tools on biometric solutions for border control. One of the latest products include development of harmonized training on Vulnerability Assessment and Testing of ABC systems.

Prior to joining Frontex in 2006, Rasa has worked at DePaul University (United States) on research projects related to US-Mexico migration and immigrants in the labour force. She holds a MA in International Studies (United States) and a BA in Social Geography (Lithuania). She has received training in Military Operational Research as well as Strategic Development and Planning in Security Sector from Cranfield Defence Academy (United Kingdom). Rasa also holds a Diploma in Demography and Geodemography from Charles University (Czech Republic).

We all are all looking forward to working with Rasa.

Review of the EAB Research Projects Conference 2017

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The Auditorium of the EAB Research Projects Conference 2017 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the Directorate-General Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) and numerous EU research projects, namely ARIES, iBorderCtrl, PYCSEL, AMBER, LIGHTest, ABC4EU, HECTOS, BODEGA, PROTECT, SIIP, SWAN, INGRESS, FastPass and Tabula Rasa jointly organized in Darmstadt the 4th EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) to present research results and to discuss the benefits of this research for our European society. This fourth conference took place on 18 and 19 September 2017 and presented updates of the projects introduced in the previous conferences and also new projects in the fields of border control, speaker identification, identity management, template protection and more.

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