T R e S P A s S - ETN

TRaining in Secure and PrivAcy-preserving biometricS
Early Training Networks

training program

mission &

TReSPAsS-ETN provides a training in three broad research areas:
(i) privacy-preserving biometrics technologies,
(ii) security protection in biometrics systems and
(iii) ethical, legal and societal aspects for biometric recognition systems.
By protecting privacy and by improving security, the social acceptance of biometrics technologies can be improved and conformant technological advancements can be made. 

Privacy-preserving biometric technologies

- assess state-of-the-art multi-biometric privacy enhancing-technologies;
- develop novel approaches for biometric template protection;
- investigate the application of advanced cryptographic techniques such as homomorphic encryption;
- perform an application-specific evaluation thereof

Security protection in biometric systems

- assess vulnerabilities to presentation and morphing attacks upon biometric systems;
- propose innovative novel solutions to detect attacks and increase the security of biometric systems;
- integrate attack detection methods with biometric systems;
- benchmark attack detection systems and security solutions within realistic scenarios. 

Ethical, legal and societal acceptance

- assess ethical, legal, and social acceptance of biometric algorithms;
- propose requirements for data protection and security in biometric systems;
- develop a regulatory framework and use it to assess proposed security and privacy protection techniques. 


core research of TReSPAsS-ETN

  • Theme 1 (Privacy): design privacy-enhancing technologies for the protection of biometric data
  • Theme 2 (Security):  deliver security protection through generalised presentation attack detection capabilities
  • Theme 3 (Ethical, legal and societal aspects): deploy commercial-grade systems in full compliance with the European GDPR legislation and with ethical and societal acceptance

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 860813 - TReSPAsS-ETN


Massimiliano Todisco
Nicholas Evans
name . surname @ eurecom . fr

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