Applying Biometrics Intensive course (CANB)
Monday - Thursday, 20 - 23 August 2012 | Waldorf Conference Centre, Canberra, Australia
PLEASE NOTE: Venue has changed from Sydney to Canberra, Australia to accommodate the majority of registered delegates. Please contact the office 02 9431 8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book on.
Led by international biometrics expert Professor James L. Wayman, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State University
This 4 day intensive course will review the principles of Biometric identification technologies as applied to such large-scale systems, and will address the need for high quality training for Government staff and commercial organisations who will be involved in the procurement and operation of biometric systems.
The automatic recognition of people based on physical and behavioural characteristics dates back over 50 years to the earliest digital computers. Over the last two decades, this biometric technology has become faster, cheaper, and more reliable allowing for a broad range of applications. The Australian Government is now at the forefront of a new generation of large and complex biometric applications including border control (SmartGate), e-Passports, ID cards and Visas.
The course organised by the Biometrics Institute, will review the principles of Biometric identification technologies as applied to such large-scale systems, and will address an immediate need for high quality training for Government staff and commercial organisations who will be involved in the procurement and operation of biometric systems.
The course will cover the theory, algorithms, applications, and standards of biometric identification, with the emphasis on the use of voice, iris, face, hand, and fingerprints.
Test protocols, system design, and error rate prediction are discussed, along with the implications of the technology for security and personal data protection. A detailed synopsis is provided below. The content is aimed at Government agency and commercial practitioners who have a responsibility to specify, procure and operate biometric systems. It will provide a common detailed body of knowledge on technical and non-technical aspects of the application of biometrics to improve their effectiveness to biometric programmes.
The course is based on the well-known and -respected course run in the US led by Dr. James Wayman of San Jose State University, though with an emphasis on government interests and applications. This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of high quality training in application of biometrics in Australia. Participants from the wider Asia-Pacific are also invited to register.
A detailed course manual with literature references will be given to all course attendees.
To be eligible to attend you must be:
- employed by the Government as a Civil Servant or another Public Body (such as the Police Service), or
- a private sector organisation that has a contract, on which you are working, with a Public Body or
- you will have to be a member of the Biometrics Institute.
This course requires no specific technical background, beyond acquaintance with secondary school arithmetic. The content is designed for a mix of attendees, from persons with no background in science or mathematics to persons with PhD degrees in math or physics. The course will have value for everyone, regardless of technical background. It is taught in segments that start in very simple terms to getting progressively technical, and then starting all over again quite simply with the next segment. Technical content, including the mathematics, is illustrated visually with lots of graphics.
You may consider the Introduction to Biometrics Short Course prior to this course.
Member: A$3,400 (incl GST)
Non-Member: A$4,600 (incl GST)
Full-time Student: A$1000 (incl GST)