Christian Rathgeb

Christian Rathgeb, PhD

Position: Senior Researcher
Office: D19 room 2.02
Email: christian.rathgeb -at- h-da.de}
Telephone: +49 6151 16 30085

Dr. Christian Rathgeb is a Senior Researcher with the Faculty of Computer Science, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. He is a Principal Investigator in the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE) and a Program Chair of the Internaltional Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG).

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Iris and face recognition
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies

Current Offerings

For a list of further currently offered bachelor- and master theses, please have a look at this page. If you may have a specific topic related to my research interests in mind that is not listed on the aforementioned page, please get in touch with me by email.

Activities/Memberships

Downloads

  • USIT – University of Salzburg Iris Toolkit v2.0 is a Windows/Linux software package for iris recognition which comprises algorithms for (1) iris pre-processing, (2) feature extraction, and (3) feature comparison.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Christian Rathgeb, Ruben Tolosana, Ruben Vera, Christoph Busch, “Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection: From DeepFakes to Morphing Attacks”, Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Springer, 2022.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Iris and Periocular Biometric Recognition”, In IET Biometrics Series, IET, 2017.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, Peter Wild, “Iris Recognition: From Segmentation to Template Security”, In Advances in Information Security 59. Springer, New York, 2012.

Journal Articles

  • Dailé Osorio-Roig, Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, Philipp Terhörst, Vitomir Štruc, Christoph Busch, “An Attack on Facial Soft-biometric Privacy Enhancement”, in Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (TBIOM), 2022.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Daniel Fischer, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, “Reliable detection of doppelgängers based on deep face representations“, IET Biometrics, 2022.
  • Robert Nichols, Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, “Psychophysical Evaluation of Human Performance in Detecting Digital Face Image Manipulations”, in IEEE Access, 2022
  • Jannis Priesnitz, Rolf Huesmann, Christian Rathgeb, Nicolas Buchmann, Christoph Busch, “Mobile Contactless Fingerprint Recognition: Implementation, Performance and Usability Aspects”, Sensors, 2022.
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Fabian Stockhardt, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Signal-level fusion for indexing and retrieval of facial biometric data”, IET Biometrics, 2022.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Johannes Merkle, Johanna Scholz, Benjamin Tams, Vanessa Nesterowicz, “Deep face fuzzy vault: Implementation and performance”, Computers & Security, 2022.
  • Torsten Schlett, Christian Rathgeb, Olaf Henniger, Javier Galbally, Julian Fierrez, Christoph Busch, “Face Image Quality Assessment: A Literature Survey”, in ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), December 2021.
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Fabian Stockhardt, Christian Rathgeb, Dailé Osorio-Roig, Christoph Busch, “Feature Fusion Methods for Indexing and Retrieval of Biometric Data: Application to Face Recognition with Privacy Protection”, IEEE Access, 2021.
  • Dailé Osorio-Roig, Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, “Stable Hash Generation for Efficient Privacy-Preserving Face Identification”, in Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (TBIOM), 2021.
  • Torsten Schlett, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Deep learning-based single image face depth data enhancement”, In Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2021.
  • Mathias Ibsen, Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, “Impact of facial tattoos and paintings on face recognition systems”, in IET Biometrics, 2021.
  • Jannis Priesnitz, Christian Rathgeb, Nicolas Buchmann, Christoph Busch, “An overview of touchless 2D fingerprint recognition”, in EURASIP Journal on Image & Video Processing, 2021.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Kevin Bernardo, Nathania E. Haryanto, Christoph Busch, “Effects of Image Compression on Face Image Manipulation Detection: A Case Study on Facial Retouching”, in IET-Biometrics, 2021
  • Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, and Christoph Busch, “Makeup Presentation Attacks: Review and Detection Performance Benchmark” , in IEEE Access, 2020.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Jonas Kunze, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Face Morph Detection for Unknown Morphing Algorithms and Image Sources: A Multi-Scale Block Local Binary Pattern Fusion Approach”, in IET-Biometrics, 2020
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Christian Rathgeb, Johannes Merkle, Christoph Busch, “Deep Face Representations for Differential Morphing Attack Detection”, in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Securit (T-IFS), 2020
  • Christian Rathgeb, Claudia-Ioana Satnoianu, Nathania E. Haryanto, Kevin Bernardo, Christoph Busch, “Differential Detection of Facial Retouching: A Multi-Biometric Approach”, in IEEE Access, 2020.
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Antitza Dantcheva, Naser Damer, Christoph Busch, “Demographic Bias in Biometrics: A Survey on an Emerging Challenge”, in Transactions on Technology and Society (T-TS), 2020.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Angelika Botaljov, Fabian Stockhardt, Sergey Isadskiy, Luca Debiasi, Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch, “PRNU-based Detection of Facial Retouching” IET-Biometrics, 2020.
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Benedikt-Alexander Mokroß, Christoph Busch, “Multi-biometric Identification with Cascading Database Filtering”, in Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (T-BIOM), 2020.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Antitza Dantcheva, Christoph Busch, “Impact and Detection of Facial Beautification in Face Recognition: An Overview”, in IEEE Access,  2019.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Luca Debiasi, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, Andreas Uhl, “Detection of Face Morphing Attacks based on PRNU Analysis”, in IEEE Trans. on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (T-BIOM), 2019.
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Computational Workload in Biometric Identification Systems: An Overview”, in IET Biometrics, 2019.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Christian Rathgeb, Johannes Merkle, Ralph Breithaupt, Christoph Busch, „Face Recognition Systems under Morphing Attacks: A Survey“, in IEEE Access, 2019.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Johannes Wagner, Christoph Busch, “SIFT-based iris recognition revisited: prerequisites, advantages and improvements”, in Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer, 2018.
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Ulrich Scherhag, Christoph Busch, “Predicting the Vulnerability of Biometric Systems to Attacks based on Morphed Biometric Information”, In IET Biometrics, 2018.
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Javier Galbally, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “General Framework to Evaluate Unlinkability in Biometric Template Protection Systems”, In IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security,  2018.
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Guoqiang Li, R. Raghavendra, Javier Galbally, Christoph Busch, “Multi-Biometric Template Protection Based on Bloom Filters”, In Information Fusion, 2018.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Nicolas Buchmann, Heinz Hofbauer, Harald Baier, Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch, “Methods for Accuracy-preserving Acceleration of Large-Scale Comparisons in CPU-based Iris Recognition Systems”, In IET Biometrics, 2017
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Bloom Filter-based Search Structures for Indexing and Retrieving Iris-Codes”, In IET Biometrics, 2017.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Anika Pflug, Johannes Wagner, Christoph Busch, “Effects of image compression on ear biometrics”, In IET Biometrics, 2016.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Benjamin Tams, Johannes Wagner, Christoph Busch, “Unlinkable Improved Multi-Biometric Iris Fuzzy Vault”, In EURASIP Journal on Information Security, 2016.
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Javier Galbally, Christoph Busch, Julian Fierrez, “Unlinkable and Irreversible Biometric Template Protection based on Bloom filters”, In Information Sciences, 2016.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Cancelable Multi-Biometrics: Mixing Iris-Codes based on Adaptive Bloom Filters”, In Elsevier Computers and Security, 2014.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Frank Breitinger, Christoph Busch, Harald Baier, “On the Application of Bloom Filters to Iris Biometrics”, In IET Biometrics, 2014.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, “Statistical Attack against Fuzzy Commitment Scheme”, In IET Biometrics, 2012.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, “A Survey on Biometric Cryptosystems and Cancelable Biometrics, In EURASIP Journal on Information Security, 2011.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, “Context-based Biometric Key-Generation for Iris”, In IET Computer Vision (Special Issue on Future Trends in Biometric Processing), 2011.

Book Chapters

  • Mathias Ibsen, Christian Rathgeb, Daniel Fischer, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, “Digital Face Manipulation in Biometric Systems”, in Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection: From DeepFakes to Morphing Attacks, February 2022.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Face Morphing Attack Detection Methods”, in Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection: From DeepFakes to Morphing Attacks, February 2022.
  • Ruben Tolosana, Christian Rathgeb, Ruben Vera-Rodriguez, Christoph Busch, Luisa Verdoliva, Siwei Lyu et al., “Future Trends in Digital Face Manipulation and Dtection”, in Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection: From DeepFakes to Morphing Attacks, February 2022.
  • Benedikt-Alexander Mokroß, Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Efficient identification in large-scale vein recognition systems using spectral minutiae representations”, in Handbook of Vascular Biometrics, Springer, 2020.
  • Vedrana Krivokuća, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Sébastien Marcel, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Towards Measuring the Amount of Discriminatory Information in Finger Vein Biometric Characteristics Using a Relative Entropy Estimator”, in Handbook of Vascular Biometrics, Springer, 2020.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Biometric Template Protection: State-of-the-Art, Issues, and Challenges”,  In User-Centric Privacy and Security in Biometrics, IET, 2017.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Johannes Wagner, Christoph Busch, “Iris Biometric Template Protection”, In Iris and Periocular Biometric Recognition, IET, 2017.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Fundamentals in Iris Recognition”, In Iris and Periocular Biometric Recognition, IET, 2017.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, Peter Wild, Heinz Hofbauer, “Design Decisions in an Iris Recognition SDK”, In Handbook of Iris Recognition (2nd Edition), Springer, 2016.
  • Nicolas Buchmann, Christian Rathgeb, Roel Peeters, Harald Baier, Christoph Busch, “BioPACE: Biometric-Protected Authentication Connection Establishment”, In Advances in Security and Privacy of Biometrics Systems, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch, “Ageing Effects and Implications for Biometric Template Protection”, In Age Factors in Biometric Processing, IET, 2012.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, “Multibiometric Template Protection: Issues and Challenges”, In New Trends and Developments in Biometrics, InTech, 2012.
  • Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl, “The State-of-the-Art in Iris Biometric Cryptosystems”, In State of the art in Biometrics, InTech, 2011

Conference and Workshop Papers