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Face Recognition Performance Workshop

5 April

Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


5 April 2024

This half-day workshop, taking place as an associated event to the TechX Summit 2024 and Milipol Asia-Pacific, will dive into the topic of Facial Recognition Performance led by an international subject matter expert.

Please note: Our Biometrics Institute meeting, How biometrics create positive impacts: Government use, public perception and biometric good practice also takes place on the afternoon of 5 April 2024 in Singapore. Find out more and register here.




Four hours including a short break


Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) & Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX)


Cassia Ballroom (Level 3)
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


The workshop will give a broad look at the current state of the art in face recognition, touching on a wide range of technical topics that are usually considered when planning and deploying a face recognition system. The session will be organized into three segments:

• First, a detailed look at the eight tracks of NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) including the four new tracks added since the 2022 Biometrics Congress: Presentation attack detection; age estimation; quality analysis; and distinguishing twins. This section will start with material on core algorithmic capability in one-to-one and one-to-many use cases, speed, ageing, scaling, morph detection, image quality summarization and effect of image quality on recognition, and joint face-plus-image operation.

• Second, the session will include the latest information on demographic effects, including state of the art, what’s important and what’s not, factors driving demographics differentials, recent research, goals for that research, standards, and advances in testing and measurement.

• Third, we will include material on satellite topics that are necessary for an in-context view of face recognition in applications: human vs. machine performance, absolute human performance, presentation attack detection vs. its bigger security context, systems vs. algorithms, remaining gaps and inabilities. We will also address new and revised standards including the EU-driven ISO/IEC 9868.


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. 


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


Member: USD350
Non-­member: USD600


The Biometrics Institute provides training and course material as a tool to help you conduct due diligence. While the Institute has used reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the material and course, due to the content and variable inputs during and after the process of implementing biometrics, the Institute cannot be held accountable for outcomes or compliance. The material and course have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or compliance advice. You should consult your legal advisor should you require advice on the legal or compliance aspects of the material or course.  


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