Biometric Systems SS 2020

Biometric Systems SS 2020

FBI 41.5028

This lecture covers the following topics:

  • Biometric performance
  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Face recognition
  • Iris recognition
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Biometric sample quality
  • ePassport and biometrics
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Security of biometric systems

For further information, the syllabus document, and the slides visit:


The grade for this lecture consist of a seminar term paper (70%) and a written examination (30%). The term paper is compulsory!
For a complete list with seminar topics, please refer to the syllabus document.

The research conducted in this course is by default an individual project.
The first come, first serve rule applies.

Important Dates

  • April 20th, lecture start
  • April 20th, seminar introduction
  • May 04th, latest topic selection
  • June 05th, term paper draft submission
  • June 11th, review submission
  • June 15th, term paper final submission
  • June 21st, submission presentation slides
  • June 22nd and June 23rd, seminar presentations

Seminar Presentation Schedule

Monday 22.06.2020
  • 16:00 – Fingerprint Image Enhancement
  • 16:30 – On the Practical Implementation of Contactless Fingerprint Image Enhancement using the Fourier Spectrum
  • 17:00 – Persistence of Fingerprints in Access Control
  • 17:45 – Software-based Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection
  • 18:15 – Anomaly Detection for Unknown Presentation Attack Detection
Tuesday 23.06.2020
  • 12:30 – Discussion of the German Anti-Morphing Law
  • 13:00 – Face Eye Segmentation and Morphing Detection
  • 13:30 – Biometrics and Blockchain

Teaching Assistants

Jascha Kolberg

Janier Soler