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Biometrics Short Course South Africa

30 November - 1 December 2017 | South Africa | Hosted by New Zealand High Commission, South Africa

The Biometrics Institute is excited to bring our popular "Introduction to Biometrics" Short Course to South Africa. This is an excellent opportunity to understand Biometrics and learn from a world leader in the field.

Course Facilitator: Dr James L. Wayman, FIET, FIEEE, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State University, USA

This 2-day, 16-hour course is designed to present a short overview of the primary issues in automated human recognition, also known as “Biometrics”. The course is designed for persons looking for a quick introduction to the history, fundamentals, standards, performance capabilities and case studies of biometric systems, with a focus on fingerprint, face, voice and iris recognition. Although materials are of a technical nature, mathematical development is avoided in favour of a qualitative description of these systems and their fundamentals.

This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of high quality training in application of biometrics. Students wishing a more in-depth look at the algorithmic approaches employed over a broader set of biometric technologies are encouraged to attend the 4-day Intensive course given regularly by the Biometrics Institute. 

Topics to be covered over 16 hours:

  • Hours 1-4: History and Fundamentals 
  • Hours 5-10: Standards and Technologies for Fingerprinting, Face, Voice and Iris
  • Hours 10-16: Test Results and Case Studies

James Wayman

About the Facilitator: 
Dr. Jim Wayman is a research administrator in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at San Jose State University.  He received the Ph.D. 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 U.S. Department of Defense, he invented and developed a biometric authentication technology based on the acoustic resonances of the human head. He joined San Jose State University in 1995 to direct the Biometric Identification Research Program, serving as Director of the U.S. 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 editor of ISO/IEC 19794-13 standard on voice data format, editor of the ANSI/NIST Type-11 "Voice Data Record", a founding member of the Scientific  Working Group for Forensic and Investigatory Speaker Recognition,  and the former editor of the 19794-3 Finger Pattern Spectral Data Format. He represents BSI on the JTC1 Information Technology Vocabulary Maintenance Team.  He has previously served as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Science/National Research Council (NRC) "Whither Biometrics?" and "Authentication Technologies and their Implications for Privacy" committees and served for 4 years on the NRC Panel on Information Technology.  He is a technical assessor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology "National Voluntary Laboratory Assessment Program", holds 4 patents in speech processing, has served as a paid advisor on automated human recognition to 11 national governments and is currently an IEEE "Distinguished Lecturer". 

Please note that preference is given to members and end users. Non-members can register at the non-member fee but spaces will be subject to availability.  

All fees are quoted in British Pound (GBP).

Biometrics Institute member: GBP 293 (ZAR 5000)
Non-member: GBP 325 (ZAR 6000)

*Payments by Credit Card:
All credit card payments will be charged in GBP (all foreign currency credit cards are accepted). This may incur exchange rate differences.
Please note there is a 1.5% handling fee on all credit/debit card transactions.

*Payments by Bank Transfer:
All bank transfer payments will be charged in GBP. This may incur exchange rate differences.

New Zealand High Commission
125 Middel Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk
0181 Pretoria, South Africa

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.