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ACM Distinguished Speaker Comes to Campus to Speak about Biometrics
The Syracuse University ACM Chapter will be hosting an ACM Distinguished Speaker at the iSchool on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Katzer Room, 347 Hinds Hall. Presenting on the topic “Can Biometics Improve Security?” Dr. Nalini Ratha’s presentation will argue that when properly designed, a biometrics-based authentication system can be highly secure. This is based on a pattern recognition model of a biometrics-based authentication system. Ratha will also identify several attack points in a biometrics-based authentication system, and propose countermeasures to thwart attacks. Finally, Ratha will explain how with the improved awareness of possible attacks, systems incorporating biometrics can be built with higher security. The presentation will take about an hour to present, with at least 30 minutes for questions.
Ratha is a research staff member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, N.Y., where he is the team leader for the biometricsbased authentication research. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry working in the area of pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing.
Contact: Amber Evans, President of ACM at SU
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at SU