2021-12-16 on Biometrics

da/sec scientific talk on Biometrics

Topic: Fairness in Biometric Systems – The Watchlist Imbalance Effect

by Jascha Kolberg
online Big Blue Button Room: D19/2.03a, December 16, 2021 (Thursday), 12.00 noon

Keywords — Fairness, Bias, Face Recognition


Recently, different research groups have found that the gallery composition of a face database can induce performance differentials to facial identification systems in which a probe image is compared against up to all stored reference images to reach a biometric decision. This negative effect has been referred to as “watchlist imbalance effect” by the researchers and exhibits high relevance in real applications of biometrics, most prominently in identification searches against criminal databases and blacklists.