Jannis Priesnitz successfully defended his PhD thesis

On March 19th Jannis Priesnitz defended his PhD thesis on secure contactless fingerprint recognition. Congratulations!


From the abstract:
The contactless capturing process avoids distinct problems, e.g. signal of low contrast caused by dirt or humidity and left-over latent fingerprints on the capture surface. Moreover, contactless schemes provide a faster and more hygienic as well as a more convenient capturing process and hence have a higher user acceptance. However, contactless fingerprint recognition introduces new challenges. Environmental influences such as an uncontrolled back- ground and varying illumination and an unconstrained finger positioning are especially a challenge for mobile recognition schemes. This Thesis contributes to an efficient and secure mobile contactless fingerprint recognition process.