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Face Recognition Performance Workshop (2022) – IN PERSON

25 October 2022, 09:00-13:00

London, United Kingdom (in-person event)

This half day workshop will take place the day before the Biometrics Institute Congress 2022.


25 October 2022




Four hours including a short break


etc.venues County Hall, London


This workshop will dive deeper into the topic of facial recognition performance covering the latest updates including results from the ongoing tracks of the NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The session will give introductory material on biometrics performance metrics (and how to interpret them), give detail on face recognition performance in terms of definitional traits for a biometric (uniqueness, permanence etc.), and describe different testing methodologies (technology vs. scenario vs. operational testing).  Thereafter more detail on the following topics will be covered include: How good is face recognition in 2022 and when does it fail (what’s solved and what remains)?  Demographic differentials in face recognition (are algorithms still “biased” and where do we stand on that)?  How does face recognition handle poor quality (what is poor quality)?  What is the role of face recognition in remote identity proofing?  Face recognition under attack (and what can we do about it)?  How does face recognition compare to other biometric modalities?  What’s next under FRVT?  The session will also include updates on new guideline and standardization efforts including those on EU regulation (ISO/IEC 9868), demographic effects measurement (19795-10), image quality (29794-5), attack detection, law enforcement, and ID management.


Patrick Grother is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) responsible for biometric standards and testing. He leads the IREX, FRVT and FIVE evaluations of iris and face recognition technologies that support biometrics in national scale identity management. He co-chairs NIST’s International Face Performance Conference on measurement, metrics and certification. Patrick edits the biometrics specifications for the US Government’s PIV credentialing program, for which he received his second Department of Commerce Gold Medal. Patrick assists a number of US Government agencies on research, development and evaluation. He serves as chair of the SC37 committee on Biometrics and is editor of five ISO standards there. He received the IEC 1906 Award in 2009 and the ANSI Lohse IT Medal in 2013. 


Mei Ngan is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Mei received the BS degree in computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 and the MS in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2006.  Her research focus includes evaluation of tattoo recognition and face recognition technologies.  Mei has authored and co-authored several technical publications, including outcomes from large-scale evaluation of one-to-many face identification algorithms, performance of facial age and gender estimation algorithms, and publication of a seminal open tattoo database for developing tattoo recognition research, which she received the Special Contribution Award for at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA).


End-users, integrators, application developers and others interested in the technical performance aspects of face detection and recognition. 


Members: GBP 350 (+ VAT@20%)
Non-members: GBP 500 (+ VAT@20%)


To register, please complete the registration form below.  You can also register for the Congress and any of the other events taking place alongside Congress using this form.


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