Marta Gomez-Barrero

Marta Gomez-Barrero, Ph.D.

Position: PostDoc
Email: marta.gomez-barrero -at- {,}
Telephone: +49 6151 16 30048

Marta Gomez-Barrero received her MSc degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, in 2011 and 2016, respectively. Since 2016 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP), Germany. Her current research focuses on security and privacy evaluations of biometric systems, Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) methodologies and biometric template protection schemes. She is the recipient of a number of distinctions, including: EAB European Biometric Industry Award 2015, Best Ph.D. Thesis Award by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 2015/16, Siew-Sngiem Best Paper Award at ICB 2015, Archimedes Award for young researches from Spanish MECD and Best Poster Award at ICB 2013.

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Template Protection
  • Security and Privacy Evaluation of Biometric Systems
  • Presentation Attack Detection

Current Offerings

For a list of currently offered bachelor and master theses, please have a look at this page. If you 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.




Journal Articles

  • 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 [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Guoqiang Li, R. Raghavendra, Javier Galbally, Christoph Busch, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection Based on Bloom Filters“, in Information Fusion, Vol. 42, pp. 37-50, July 2018 [DOI]
  • 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, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 1406-1420, June 2018 [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Javier Galbally, Aythami Morales, Julian Fierrez, „Privacy-Preserving Comparison of Variable-Length Data with Application to Biometric Template Protection“, in IEEE Access, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 8606-8619, December 2017 [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Emanuele Maiorana, Javier Galbally, Patrizio Campisi, Julian Fierrez, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection Based on Homomorphic Encryption“, in Pattern Recognition, Vol. 67, pp. 149-163, July 2017. [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „Standardisierung von Biometric Template Protection: Aktueller Status und Bewertung der Verknüpfbarkeit“, in  Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD), Vol. 41, no. 7,  pp. 422-426, July 2017. [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, „Biometrie und Datenschutz“, in Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD), Vol. 41, no. 7,  pp. 448, Gateway, July 2017. [DOI]
  • Edlira Martiri, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Bian Yang, Christoph Busch, „Biometric Template Protection Based on Bloom Filters and Honey Templates“, in IET Biometrics, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 19-26, January 2017. [DOI]
  • Aythami Morales, Julian Fierrez, Ruben Tolosana, Javier Ortega-Garcia, Javier Galbally, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Andre Anjos, Sebastien Marcel, „Keystroke Biometrics Ongoing Competition“, in IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp. 7736-7746, November 2016. [DOI
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Javier Galbally, Christoph Busch, Julian Fierrez, „Unlinkable and irreversible biometric template protection based on Bloom filters“, in Information Sciences, Vol. 370-371, pp. 18-32, November 2016. [DOI]

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Jascha Kolberg and Christoph Busch, „Towards Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection Based on Short Wave Infrared Imaging and Spectral Signatures“, in Proc. Norwegian Information Security Conference (NISK), Svalbard, Norway, September 2018.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Dhanesh Budhrani, Marta Gomez-Barrero and Christoph Busch, „Detecting Morphed Face Images Using Facial Landmarks“, in Proc. Int. Conf. on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP), Cherbourg, France, July 2018.
  • Andreas Nautsch, Sergey Isadskiy, Jascha Kolberg, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christoph Busch, „Homomorphic Encryption for Speaker Recognition: Protection of Biometric Templates and Vendor Model Parameters“, in Proc. Odyssey, Les Sables d’Olonne, France, June 2018.
  • Lazaro J. Gonzalez-Soler, Leonardo Chang, Jose Hernandez-Palancar, Airel Perez Suarez, Marta Gomez-Barrero, „Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection Method based on a Bag-of-Words Approach“, in Proc. IberoAmerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP), Valparaiso, Chile, November 2017
  • Javier Galbally, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Arun Ross, „Accuracy evaluation of handwritten signature verification: Rethinking the random-skilled forgeries dichotomy“, in Proc. International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), Denver, US, October 2017
  • Ulrich Scherhag, Andreas Nautsch, Christian Rathgeb, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Raymond Veldhuis, Luuk Spreeuwers, Maikel Schils, Davide Maltoni, Patrick Grother, Sébastien Marcel, Ralph Breithaupt, R. Raghavendra, Christoph Busch, „Biometric Systems under Morphing Attacks: Assessment of Morphing Techniques and Vulnerability Reporting“, in Proc. Int. Conf. of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG), Darmstadt, Germany, September 2017 [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Kiran Raja, R. Raghavendra, Christoph Busch, „Biometric Symmetry: Implications on Template Protection“,  in Proc. European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos Island, Greece, August 2017 [DOI]
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Ulrich Scherhag, Christoph Busch, „Is Your Biometric System Robust to Morphing Attacks?“,  in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), Coventry, UK, April 2017. Finalist for the Best Paper Award. [DOI]
  • Ulrich Scherhag, R. Raghavendra, Kiran Raja, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „On the Vulnerability and Detection of Digital Morphed and Scanned Face Images“, in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), Coventry, UK, April 2017
  • Martin Stokkenes, Morten Sigaard, Kiran Raja, R. Raghavendra, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christoph Busch, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection – A Security Analysis of Binarized Statistical Features for Bloom Filters on Smartphones“, In Proc. 6th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), Oulu (Finland), December 2016 [DOI]
  • Martin Stokkenes, R. Raghavendra, Kiran Raja, Morten Sigaard, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christoph Busch, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection on Smartphones: An Approach based on Binarized Statistical Features and Bloom Filters“, In Proc. XXI IberoAmerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP), Lima (Peru), November 2016 [DOI]

A list of earlier publications can be found here.