PhD Short Course on

Topics in Biometrics: Vulnerability Protection and Statistical Performance Evaluation

Cagliari, May 15-16-17, 2007

Instructors: Michael Schuckers and Stephanie Schuckers
Structure: 6 hours lecture over one week
  1. Biometric Systems Overview
  2. Statistical Metrics of System Performance
  3. Vulnerability of Biometric Systems
  4. Liveness Assessment
  5. Inference for Single Population Metrics
  6. Inference for Multiple Population Metrics
  1. Read journal article in vulnerability area. Write 1 page summary and give 5 minute oral description.
  2. For a given dataset, compute statistical parameters for comparison of two biometric systems and summarize in a report.
Dates and location: All lectures will take place at the
University of Cagliari
Faculty of Engineering
Piazza D'Armi
09123 Cagliari, Italy
dates and schedule: May 15, 2007, from 9 to 11; May 16-17, 2007, from 17 to 19
room: aula Y (via Is Maglias, May 15), aula I (Triennio, May 16 and 17)
Organizer: Fabio Roli
Dep. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Cagliari, Italy
Email: roli at