In recent times, an increasing, worldwide effort has been devoted to the development of automatic personal identification systems that can be effective in a wide variety of security contexts. As one of the most powerful and reliable means of personal authentication, biometrics has been an area of particular interest. However, there are many challenges we faced in biometrics research. This presentation will introduce some new developments in our advanced biometrics research, which are related to two important guidelines in selecting a research topic: do something never done before and do something best than others. As their case studies, some biometrics technologies and systems are developed respectively.
Director of AIRS Research Center on Computer Vision, Presidential Chair Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, IEEE Fellow
David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2005, where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Currently he is Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 500 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He has been continuously listed as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics during 2014-2019. He is also ranked about 80 with H-Index 115 at Top 1,000 Scientists for international Computer Science and Electronics. He also is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and an IEEE Life Fellow and an IAPR Fellow. Recently, Professor Zhang has been selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.