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Name Bayesian biometrics for forensics
Acronym BBFOR2
Area FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008 Marie Curie Action: "Networks for Initial Training"
Start Date2010-01-01
Duration 48 months
StatusExecution
DescriptionWith 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.


CoordinatorSTICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Comeniuslaan PO Box 9102
  NIJMEGEN
NETHERLANDS
Contact VAN DEN HEUVEL, Henk (Dr) ( Contact )
Tel / Fax +31-243611686 / +31-24-3612907
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partnersNETHERLANDS FORENSIC INSTITUTE (NETHERLANDS)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD HH (SWEDEN)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (NETHERLANDS)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID (SPAIN)
IDIAP (FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DALLE MOLLE D'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE PERCEPTIVE) (SWITZERLAND)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO (ITALY)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK (UNITED KINGDOM)

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