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Research Group: Biometrics

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Biometrics is about recognising people automatically. Essentially we derive a set of numbers that are unique to a particular person. Our biometrics are usually based on using computer vision, so the set of numbers is derived each time we see the person. We seek to derive the same set of numbers each time we see the same person, and a set of numbers which is different from those of other people. Our work in biometrics started long ago, with work on automatic face recognition. We then came to pioneer recognition by the way a subject walks, and joined the early workers in recognition by the ears.  More recently we're working on using human descriptions for recognition, which is akin with relating computer vision properties with those of human vision.

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