Biometrics is the science of the automated recognition of individuals based on measurable physiological and behavioral characteristics. With the rapid evolution of information technology, the traditional token-based authentication and security management system is no longer sophisticated enough to handle the challenges of the 21st century. As a result, Biometrics has emerged as the most reasonable, efficient, and ultimate solution to authenticate the legitimacy of an individual.
The growing demands of an ever-increasing population has caused this authentication to become more challenging due to computational complexity, intra-class variations, and inter-class similarities. As well, demands for Biometric templates are on the rise in the field of information technology, leading to an increase in the vulnerability to the privacy and security of stored and dynamic information.
The most advanced scientific development of Biometrics is cardiac recognition, which would be able to uniquely identify an individual based on their clinically used cardiac signal (rhythms). Another emerging trend in this area is cybersecurity and blockchain. Our research team is also working on gait biometrics to diagnose Parkinson's disease from the way an individual move.
Without any reservation, Biometrics is the best way for identity recognition (Digital Identity - ONE ID) and blockchain provides a decentralized platform to protect sensitive information against privacy, security, and unlinkability attacks, and to control access management system. However, every innovation has its vulnerabilities. Computational Intelligence and supercomputing have the potential to threaten the success of Blockchain. On the other side, Biometrics contain the unique and sensitive physiological and behavioural traits of an individual, it is unary, and cannot be revoked or reissued if compromised. The emergence of blockchain and Biometrics combinations could be a game-changer to protect security, integrity, and authenticity of data for the entire ecosystem and to achieve a complete human control by storing a user identity inside a secure distributed ledger system.
Our Biometrics team is mainly focused on cybersecurity, blockchain, biological security, multi-tier authentication, encryption, and medical Biometrics. The objective is to innovate a sophisticated state of the art authentication and encryption algorithms to address these challenges in order to protect confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and nonrepudiation of data or identity.