Pawel Drozdowski

Pawel Drozdowski, Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher
Office: D19 room 2.02
Email: pawel.drozdowski -at-
Telephone: +49 6151 16 30087

Dr. Pawel Drozdowski is a senior researcher with the da/sec group at Faculty of Computer Science, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. He works on Next Generation Biometric Systems projects in the context of National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE.

Research interests

  • Biometric and multi-biometric systems
  • Efficient biometric identification search/retrieval algorithms and datastructures
  • Privacy and template protection
  • Algorithmic bias and fairness

Current offerings

Currently available bachelor/master thesis projects are listed on this page. If you have your own idea for a project related to my research interests, please contact me by e-mail.


Journal articles
  • Mathias Ibsen, Christian Rathgeb, Thomas Fink, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, „Impact of facial tattoos and paintings on face recognition systems“, in IET Biometrics, April 2021. [Link]
  • Christian Rathgeb, Pawel Drozdowski, Christoph Busch, „Makeup Presentation Attacks: Review and Detection Performance Benchmark“, in IEEE Access, December 2020. [Link]
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Benedikt-Alexander Mokroß, Christoph Busch, „Multi-biometric Identification with Cascading Database Filtering“, in Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (TBIOM), July 2020. [Link]
  • 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 (TTS) (open access), June 2020. [Link]
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „Computational Workload in Biometric Identification Systems: An Overview“, in IET Biometrics (open access), November 2019. [Link]
  • Pawel Drozdowski, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „Bloom Filter-based Search Structures for Indexing and Retrieving Iris-Codes“, in IET Biometrics, May 2018. [Link]
Book chapters
  • 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. [Link]
Conference and workshop papers
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Security and Communication Technology, „Efficient privacy-preserving biometric identification in large-scale multibiometric systems“, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, May 2020. [Link]
  • Master of Science in Engineering, „Efficient Biometric Identification in Large-scale Iris Databases“, Technical University of Denmark, June 2016. [Link]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, „Multi-agent Programming in Jason“, Technical University of Denmark, June 2014. [Link]