Andreas Nautsch wins the European Biometrics Awards 2020

In 2020 for the second time the EAB Max Snijder Award is granted to a researcher, who expressed through his work a wider perspective to get a broader picture on biometric applications. The winner of this award is Andreas Nautsch, who who conducted his PhD project at Hochschule Darmstadt/TechnicalUniversity of Darmstadt (Germany), and presented the topic of Security & Privacy in Voice Biometrics and Beyond. A holistic perspective was presented for: better decision making compensating for changing signal quality; voice presentation attack detection; privacy-preserving likelihood ratio computation using Paillier homomorphic encryption and secure two-party computation, and the interrelation of performance evaluation paradigms in biometrics standardisation and forensic sciences. These, whilst directly leading to new metrics in international research challenges on security and on privacy for speech data, are also put in the bigger picture: interdisciplinary research including speech, legal, cryptography and biometric experts.

Winner of the Max Snijder Award Dr. Andreas Nautsch during the presentation of his Work