Biometrics at TELECOM SudParis

Thu 26 Jan 2023








Data Sample




XVISION: eXtended-Vision (2008-2009)

PFC: Plates-Formes de Confiance (2008-2009)

VideoID: Identification de comportements et de personnes par la vidéosurveillance (2008-2010)

Video surveillance systems are quickly developing as they provide the right answer to secure assets and sites hosting public. For long time, these systems were very basic: caméras connected to display screens in a control room. Since several years supervision systems have been developed allowing the operators to concentrate their attention on areas of interest where an access control alarm or an intrusion alarm was triggered. Except for a very few systems, the images provided by the caméras are directly analysed by the operators.More and more video surveillance caméras are to be installed, however their operation remains very “manual” and the real time information provided by the caméras are largely underexploited. Using video surveillance, the Video-ID project aims to detect suspicious behaviour in real time or even slightly in advance before misdemeanour and to perform a formal identification of the author by face or even iris recognition. Using these identification data, a person can be tracked over a network of distant caméras, allowing determining the history of the displacements of the person and her/his current location. Even if not systematic, the identification sequence follows a certain logic: detection of abnormal situations or behaviours, recognition of the persons (facial recognition), formal identification (iris). All the partners of this project already have recognized skill in at least one of the identification sequences described before.

KIVAOU: Analyse de séquences vidéo (2008-2009)

SIC: Sécurisation des Infrastructures Critiques (2007-2009)

BIOTYFUL: BIOmetrics and crypTographY for Fair aUthentication Licensing (2007-2009)

BIODEV: Biometric Visa Experimentations (2006-2006)

An experimentation project, named BIODEV, under the leadership of french ministry of interior and foreign affair is conducted in order to explore acquisition, storage and control of biometric data for visa applicants. TELECOM & Management SudParis is in charge of a sociological study of the application of the BIODEV experimentation in several consulates as well as of a technical evaluation of some of the results.

IV2: Identification par l’Iris et le Visage via la Vidéo (2005-2007)

The french ministry of research and defense provides funding to 6 french academic laboratories and 3 industrials in order to perform evaluations of different systems based on iris, 2D and 3D faces, talking faces verification, eyes detection, face 3D reconstruction.
The aim of the project is the acquisition of the necessary ressources (databases and protocol assessment) in order to lead an INTERNATIONAL evaluation of the corresponding systems.

VINSI: Verification d'Identite Numerique Securisee itinerante (2005-2006)

The VINSI project is an Opidum project funded by ministry of Industry. It is performed by the following partners : Thales TeT, Thales TSS, TELECOM & Management SudParis and Trusted logic. This project consists of implementing on a mobile secured terminal, developped by Thales TeT (ARTEMA platform) two biometric modalities : fingerprint and face and to study their complementarity through data fusion.

BIOMET: multimodal database

Five different modalities are present in the BIOMET database: audio, face images (3 cameras), hand image, fingerprint and on-line signature. For the face images, a camera prototype designed to suppress the influence of the ambient light, a 3D acquisition system prototype, and a standard digital camera were used.

Three different sessions, with three and five months spacing between them, were realized. For the video sequences and face images, the persons were asked not to take away their glasses. The number of persons participating to the collection of the database was 131 for the first session, 106 for the second, and 92 for the last one. The proportion of female and male subjects was balanced in all sessions. 10% of people enrolled were students (with a mean age of 20), others\' age varies from 35 up to 60 years.

BIO_MUL: Biometrics Multimodalities (2003-2006)

Biometrics is the art of identifying a person from his physical or behavioral characteristics. Biometrics is an alternative to the traditional approaches based on a knowledge or a possession (such pin code). The objective of this project are: exploring new modalities and developing the concept of multimodality. The new modalities are primarily based on specific modes of acquisition: scanners 3d, differential active cameras in infra-red, distant and multiple microphones, magnetic resonance, etc. No one of the biometric monomodalities full fill the criteria of operation imposed by the majority of the applications. It has thus priority to develop the concept of multimodalities and this at various levels (i.e. united treatments, fusion of scores, etc.). This project is dedicated to a basic research, very upstream.

SecurePhone: Secure contracts signed by mobile phone (2002-2006)

SecurePhone is a European co-funded project (IST-2002-506883) that aims at realising a new mobile communication system (the “SecurePhone”) enabling biometrically authenticated users to deal m-contracts during a mobile phone call in an easy yet highly dependable and secure way. The SecurePhone, based on an prototypal 3G/B3G-enabled handheld computer platform (a smartphone), will provide users with a number of innovative functionalities, such as the possibility to securely authenticate themselves by means of a “biometric recogniser”, mutually recognise each other in initiating a phone call, exchange and modify in real time audio and/or text files and eventually e-sign and securely transmit significant parts of their phone conversation.

BIOLAB: Biometric Techniques Usages for Electronic Verification and Identification (2003)

Using biometrics appears nowadays as an alternative or a complement to more traditional electronic identification techniques. Some companies already comercialize operational solutions, however the use of biometrics is still limited to some limited applications and to the forensic domain. This can be partly explained on the one hand by the need of technological improvements and of exploration of new biometric modalities and on the other hand by a misknowledge of the different habit situations.
The objectve of this project is the realization of an exploratory, multidisciplinary study allowing to consider some non technical aspects of biometrics.
The results consists of :
- a state of the art of most of the existing products and of the applications for which a biometric solution could be envisaged
- a study of the corresponding juridical aspects, including european comparisons
- a study of the sociological aspects of biometrics : the deployment of biometrics is related to the social representations of risk and security, of identity, to the relationship between identity and body
- the settlement of a first deploiement experience in the INT computer centre

BioSecure: Biometrics for Secure Authentication (2004-2007)

BioSecure is a Network of Excellence (European FP6 framework) in the domain of biometrics grouping the critical mass of expertise required to promote Europe as a leading force in the field. It has started on June 2004 and is supposed to end by June 2007. It comprises 30 partners mainly academic (see below the list of the partners).

The main objective of this network is to strengthen and to integrate multidisciplinary research efforts in order to investigate biometrics-based identity authentication methods, for the purpose of meeting the trust and security requirements in our progressing digital information society.
This goal will be attained trough various integrating efforts. A common evaluation framework (such as databases, reference systems and assessment protocols) is developed, participating this way to standardisation efforts. Identifying and addressing the technical challenges linked to applications leads to the definition of joint research activities, aiming at the facilitation of the employability and practical use of the technology.
The BioSecure Network of Excellence also promotes mobility and international training. A large place is given to dissemination through large scale events (i.e. conferences, summer schools, common evaluation campaigns and residential workshop). These efforts bring together the community and will facilitate the technology transfer to the industry, in particular through participation to the European Biometric Forum and the creation of theBioSecure Industrial and end-user committtee.

BIOMET: Multimodal Biometric Identity Verification (2001-2002)

BIOMET’s ("Multimodal Biometric Identity verification") goal is to use the complementarity of the different schools of TELECOM & Management SudParis involved in the area of identity verification, in order to build a securized system through the fusion of several modalities : signature, face, fingerprints, hand shape, speech..
BIOMET's objectives are :
• The first multimodal database with 5 modalities and time variability
• To optimize the verification methods developed in each modality by the different laboratories
• To validate and to develop new approaches for multimodal fusion when several modalities are used together
• To develop the academic and industrial contacts already engaged, in order to build international collaborations (for instance european projects or research networks)

KEYWORDS : Signal and Image Processing, speech and image analysis, recognition, verification, man-machine interaction, fusion, multimodality, vision, scene analysis, biometrics, security