Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Speaker: Martin Drahansky
  Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Place: USI Lugano Campus, room SI-003, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
Time: 10.30



The presentation is about research in the research group STRaDe at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Concretely are covered the following topics: finger fakes anti/spoofing; skin diseases and their influence to fingerprint recognition; finger veins recognition; eye iris and retina recognition; 3D face recognition; thermo-face recognition; biomedical applications; face detection and recognition - experiments; object tracking; robotics; intelligent houses and microscopic chip analysis.



Martin Drahansky began his research activities in 2000 in a year project oriented on fingerprint processing. Furthermore, his MSc. thesis was devoted to the comparison of fingerprints and biometric templates compression. In 2001 he graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science BUT and simultaneously at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Fernuniversität in Hagen (Germany). His Ph.D. thesis was focused on generating cryptographic keys from fingerprints, which he defended in 2005 at the Faculty of Information Technology BUT. In 2009, Martin successfully defended his habilitation - his thesis covered again various topics in the field of fingerprints. Martin worked from 2002 to 2005 at the University of Siegen, Institute of Measurement Technology (Germany) and also collaborated with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft IGD in Darmstadt (Germany). In 2014, he went on sabbatical to the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) for half a year. In recent years, he is focusing on areas related with biometric systems - sensory systems (incl. robotics), IT security and processing of visual information. Finally, it is worth to mention his leisure activities - judo, fitness, mountain bike, ferratas and mineralogy + entomology. More information could be found here.


Host: Prof. Michael Bronstein