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Project Description

This is "The Multimedia Signal Processing and Security Lab", short WaveLab, website. We are a research group at the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Salzburg headed by Andreas Uhl. The short name "WaveLab" already indicates that wavelets are among our favorite tools - we have 15 years of experience in this area. Our research is focused on Multimedia Security including Watermarking, Image and Video Compression, Medical Image Classification, and Biometrics.
   

Biometric Sensor Forensics (BioSensors)

 

Project Description:

BioSensors (FWF project P26630) is a project on using media forensics to enhance biometric systems security. Image and video forensics have emerged to complement classical cryptographic techniques and active media security techniques, in application cases where these passive technologies can offer advantages to the more established methodologies. This projects aims to apply image forensic techniques in the context of fingerprint and iris biometric systems, by taking care of (1) the specific nature of biometric sensors and (2) the specific nature of biometric sample data. In particular, questions of biometric sensor authentication, biometric sample data integrity verification, and biometric sensor ageing will be covered. We will contribute to biometric system accuracy, reliability, and security with the results of this project.

 
 

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Timeframe:

  • Mar 2014 - Feb 2017
 
 

Publications:

  1. [Soellinger18a  ] Non-reference image quality assessment and natural scene statistics to counter biometric sensor spoofing Dominik Söllinger, Pauline Trung, Andreas Uhl IET Biometrics 7:4, pp. 314-324, 2018
  2. [Debiasi18c ] PRNU Variance Analysis for Morphed Face Image Detection Luca Debiasi, Christian Rathgeb, Ulrich Scherhag, Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch In Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS2018), pp. 1-8, Los Angeles, California, USA, October 22 - October 25, accepted
  3. [Debiasi18a    ] PRNU-based Detection of Morphed Face Images L. Debiasi, U. Scherhag, C. Rathgeb, A. Uhl, C. Busch In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'18), pp. 1-7, Sassari, Italy, June 7 - June 8
  4. [Ribeiro18a  ] Iris Super-Resolution using CNNs: is Photo-Realism Important to Iris Recognition? Eduardo Ribeiro, Andreas Uhl, Fernando Alonso-Fernandez IET Biometrics :, 2018
  5. [Kauba18b ] Robustness of Finger-Vein Recognition Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Martin Drahanský, editor, Hand-Based Biometrics: Methods and technology, pp. 193-216, London, UK, IET, 2018
  6. [Ribeiro17b  ] Exploring Texture Transfer Learning via Convolutional Neural Networks for Iris Super Resolution Eduardo Ribeiro, Andreas Uhl In Arslan Brömme, Christoph Busch, Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, editors, Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'17), Darmstadt, Germany 2017, LNI, GI / IEEE, 2017
  7. [Ribeiro17a  ] Exploring Deep Learning Image Super-Resolution for Iris Recognition Eduardo Ribeiro, Andreas Uhl, Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Reuben A. Farrugia In Proc. of the 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2017), Kos Island, Greece, August 28 - September 2, 20172017
  8. [Kirchgasser17c  ] Fingerprint Template Ageing vs. Template Changes Revisited Simon Kirchgasser, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'17), pp. 1-12, Darmstadt, Germany, September 20 - 22
  9. [Kauba17a    ] Identifying the Origin of Iris Images Based on Fusion of Local Image Descriptors and PRNU Based Techniques C. Kauba, L. Debiasi, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB'17), pp. 294-301, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 1 - October 4
  10. [Debiasi17b  ] Identifying Iris Sensors from Iris Images Luca Debiasi, Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, editors, Iris and Periocular Biometric Recognition, pp. 359-382, London, UK, IET, 2017
  11. [Debiasi17a   ] PRNU Enhancement Effects on Biometric Source Sensor Attribution Luca Debiasi, Andreas Uhl IET Biometrics 4:6, pp. 256-265, 2017
  12. [Bhogal17a ] Non-reference image quality assessment for biometric presentation attack detection (Best Reviewed Papers Session) Amrit Pal Singh Bhogal, Dominik Söllinger, Pauline Trung, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'17), pp. 1-6, Coventry, United Kindom, April 4 - 5
  13. [Bhogal17b ] Non-reference image quality assessment for fingervein presentation attack detection Amrit Pal Singh Bhogal, Dominik Söllinger, Pauline Trung, Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of 20th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis (SCIA'17), pp. 184-196, Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science, 10269, 2017
  14. [Bergmueller17a ] Recompression effects in iris recognition Thomas Bergmüller, Eleftherios Christopoulos, Kevin Fehrenbach, Martin Schnöll, Andreas Uhl Image and Vision Computing (Special Section on the Best of Biometrics 2015) 58, pp. 142-157, 2017
  15. [Hofbauer16b   ] Calculating a boundary for the Significance from the Equal-Error Rate Heinz Hofbauer, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 9th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB'16), pp. 1-4, 2016
  16. [Ablinger16a ] Compression Standards in Fingervein Recognition Victoria Ablinger, Cornelia Zenz, Jutta Hämmerle-Uhl, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 9th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB'16), pp. 1-7, 2016
  17. [Wild17a   ] Robust Iris Image Segmentation Peter Wild, Heinz Hofbauer, James Ferryman, Andreas Uhl In Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, editors, Iris and Periocular Biometrics, pp. 57-83, London, UK, IET, 2016
  18. [Hofbauer16a   ] Experimental Analysis Regarding the Influence of Iris Segmentation on the Recognition Rate Heinz Hofbauer, Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Josef Bigun, Andreas Uhl IET Biometrics 5:3, pp. 200-211, 2016
  19. [Hofbauer16d     ] Isolating Iris Template Ageing in a Semi-controlled Environment Heinz Hofbauer, Inmaculada Tomeo-Reyes, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'16), pp. 8, Darmstadt, Germany, September 21 - 23
  20. [Aslan16a  ] Design and Exploration of Mid-air Authentication Gestures I. Aslan, A. Uhl, A. Meschtscherjakov, M. Tscheligi ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems 6:23, pp. 1-22, 2016
  21. [Kocher16a ] Empirical Evaluation of LBP-Extension Features for Finger Vein Spoofing Detection Daniel Kocher, Stefan Schwarz, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'16), pp. 8, Darmstadt, Germany, September 21 - 23
  22. [Kocher16b ] LBP Extensions used in Finger Vein Spoofing Detection Daniel Kocher, Stefan Schwarz, Andreas Uhl Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austriahttp://www.cosy.sbg.ac.at/tr, Technical Report 2016-04, 2016
  23. [Kauba16f  ] Fingerprint Recognition under the Influence of Sensor Ageing Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl IET Biometrics 4:6, pp. 245-255, 2016
  24. [Kauba16a  ] Fingerprint Recognition under the Influence of Sensor Ageing Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'16), pp. 1-6, Limassol, Cyprus, March 3 - March 4
  25. [Kauba16c  ] PRNU-Based Image Alignment for Defective Pixel Detection Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the IEEE Eighth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS2016), pp. 1-6, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York, USA, September 6 - September 9
  26. [Rathgeb16a   ] Design Decisions for an Iris Recognition SDK Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, Peter Wild, Heinz Hofbauer In Kevin Bowyer, Mark J. Burge, editors, Handbook of Iris Recognition, Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Springer, 2016
  27. [Piciucco16a ] Cancelable Biometrics for Finger Vein Recognition Emanuela Piciucco, Emanuele Maiorana, Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl, Patrizio Campisi In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Sensing, Processing and Learning for Intelligent Machines (SPLINE 2016), pp. 1-6, Aalborg, Denmark, July 6 - July 8
  28. [Rathgeb16b   ] TripleA: Accelerated Accuracy-preserving Alignment for Iris-Codes Christian Rathgeb, Heinz Hofbauer, Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch In Proceedings of the 9th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB'16), pp. 1-8, 2016
  29. [Debiasi16a    ] Comparison of PRNU Enhancement Techniques to generate PRNU Fingerprints for Biometric Source Sensor Attribution L. Debiasi, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'16), pp. 1-6, Limassol, Cyprus, March 3 - March 4
  30. [Kauba15a  ] Sensor Ageing Impact on Finger-Vein Recognition Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 8th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB'15), pp. 1-8, Phuket, Thailand, May 19 - May 22
  31. [Bergmueller15a ] Recompression effects in iris segmentation Thomas Bergmüller, Eleftherios Christopoulos, Martin Schnöll, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 8th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB'15), pp. 1-8, Phuket, Thailand, May 19 - May 22
  32. [Debiasi15c  ] A Forensic Analysis of the CASIA-Iris V4 Database Luca Debiasi Master thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 2015
  33. [Kauba15c  ] Impact of Sensor Ageing on Finger-Image based Biometric Recognition Systems Christof Kauba Master thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria, January 2015
  34. [Kauba15d ] Fingerprint Recognition under the Influence of Sensor Ageing Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austriahttp://www.cosy.sbg.ac.at/tr, Technical Report 2015-10, 2015
  35. [Kauba15b  ] Robustness Evaluation of Hand Vein Recognition Systems Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG'15), pp. 1-8, Darmstadt, Germany, September 9 - 11
  36. [Haemmerle15a ] Size-reduction strategies for iris codes J. Hämmerle-Uhl, G. Penn, G. Pötzelsberger, A. Uhl International Jounal of Computer, Control, Quantum and Information Engineering (Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing, Analysis and Computer Vision ICIPAVC'15) 9:1, pp. 290-293, 2015
  37. [Debiasi15a    ] Techniques for a Forensic Analysis of the CASIA-Iris V4 Database L. Debiasi, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'15), pp. 1-8, Gjovik, Norway, 2015
  38. [Debiasi15b    ] Blind Biometric Source Sensor Recognition Using Advanced PRNU Fingerprints L. Debiasi, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the 2015 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'15), pp. 779-783, Nice, France, 2015
  39. [Elmer15a ] Exploring Compression Impact on Face Detection Using Haar-like Features Peter Elmer, Artur Lupp, Stefan Sprenger, Rene Thaler, Andreas Uhl In Proceedings of the 19th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis (SCIA'15), pp. 53-64, Springer LNCS, 9127, 2015
  40. [Wild15b  ] Impact of (segmentation) quality on long vs. short-timespan assessments in iris recognition performance Peter Wild, James Ferryman, Andreas Uhl IET Biometrics 4:4, pp. 227-235, IET, 2015
  41. [Haemmerle14b ] Recognition impact of JPEG2000 Part 2 wavelet packet subband structures in IREX K3 iris Image Compression J. Hämmerle-Uhl, E. Tillian, A. Uhl International Jounal of Information and Electronics Engineering (Proceedings of ICSIA'14) 5:1, pp. 51-54, 2015
  42. [Aslan14a ] Mid-air Authentication Gestures: An Exploration of Authentication Based on Palm and Finger Motions (Nominee for Outstanding Paper Award) I. Aslan, A. Uhl, A. Meschtscherjakov, M. Tscheligi In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, pp. 311-318, 2014
  43. [Debiasi14b    ] Impact of sensor ageing on iris recognition T. Bergmüller, L. Debiasi, Z. Sun, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB'14), pp. 1-8, Clearwater, Florida, USA, 2014
  44. [Debiasi14a    ] Generation of iris sensor PRNU fingerprints from uncorrelated data L. Debiasi, Z. Sun, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF'14), pp. 1-6, Valletta, Malta, 2014
  45. [Haemmerle14c ] General Purpose Bivariate Quality-Metrics for Fingerprint-Image Assessment Revisited J. Hämmerle-Uhl, M. Pober, A. Uhl In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'14)Paris, France, October 27-30