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Introduction to Biometrics course

26 February-27 February

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We are bringing our highly-acclaimed Introduction to Biometrics course back to London on 26-27 February. This is an intensive two-day course packed with information and practical advice, aimed at anyone wishing to learn about biometrics or who feels they need to update their knowledge. This course will cover topics such as:

  • Definitions and varying applications, including verification and identification
  • Understanding technical performance metrics
  • Accuracy and error rates
  • What to consider when implementing biometric systems
  • Standards
  • Fingerprint, facial and iris systems
  • The role of artificial intelligence
  • Creating robust systems
  • Case study examples


James Wayman received a PhD degree in engineering in 1980 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has worked continuously in the field of automated human recognition since 1984. In the 1980s, under contract to the US Department of Defense, he invented and developed a biometric authentication technology based on the acoustic resonances of the human head. He served as Director of the US National Biometric Test Center from 1997-2000. He is co-editor of J Wayman, A Jain, D Maltoni and D Maio (eds) Biometric Systems (Springer, London, 2005), a fellow of the British Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, a Principal UK Expert (PUKE) of the British Standards Institution (BSI) national body to the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 standards committee, the Executive Secretary of the Digital and Multimedia Scientific Area Committee of the U.S. Organization of Scientific Area Committees, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and the former editor of the ISO/IEC 19794-3 Finger Pattern Spectral Data Format , ISO/IEC 19794-13 voice data format, and the ANSI/NIST Type-11 Voice Data Record. He was recently named as the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the journal IET Biometrics. He has been a paid advisor to 13 national governments.


  • Detailed workbook
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the two days


Member: GBP 995 (+VAT@20%)

Non-Member: GBP 1995 (+VAT@20%)

Student: GBP 300 (+VAT@20%)

This course is followed by a London member meeting on the morning of 28 February. Click here for more information.


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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26 February
27 February
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