School of Computing

Jan 18
11:00 - 12:00
A Performance Assessment Framework for Mobile Biometrics – An Overview
School of Computing - Security Group Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Boakes


The ubiquity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has resulted in increased access to Internet-based services across a wide range of scenarios and environments. Citizens are using mobile platforms for an ever-expanding set of functions and interactions, often transferring personal information and conducting financial transactions. Accurate identity authentication both for physical access to the device and to services is therefore critical to ensure the security of the individual, information and transaction.

Understanding the performance of these biometric modalities is critical to being able to assess suitability for deployment. Being able to provide robust performance and security assessment when given a set of deployment variables is essential to ensure appropriate security and accuracy. Conventional testing of biometrics is typically performed in controlled constrained environments that fail to encapsulate the daily (and developing) use of mobile systems. In this talk I will examine these topics in more detail as well as outlining what I plan to do in my future research.


Matthew Boakes obtained his BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom in 2017. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts on a project titled 'A Performance Assessment Framework for Mobile Biometrics'. He is part of the Intelligent Interactions research group and a member of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS). His research interests include biometrics, artificial intelligence and pattern recognition. He is a sessional demonstrator within the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and is a Science outreach ambassador taking part in STEM-focused projects within the Kent area, and he takes part is security competitions and has been a member of the University of Kent team that has won several prizes in capture the flag style competitions.


Cornwallis South West,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Open to everyone, especially those interested in cyber security research,


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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 14/08/2015