• S. Prabhakar is with Digital Persona Inc., 720 Bay Road, Suite 100, Redwood City, CA 94063. E-mail: SalilP@digitalpersona.com.
• J. Kittler is with the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK.
• D. Maltoni is with Scienze dell'Informazione, Universitá di Bologna, Via Sacchi 3, 47023, Cesena (FO), Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• L. O'Gorman is with Avaya Labs, 233 Mt. Airy Rd., Rm 2A33, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. E-mail: email@example.com.
• T. Tan is with the National Lab of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), CAS Institute of Automation (CASIA), Beijing 100080, China.
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Salil Prabhakar received the BTech degree in computer science and engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, in 1996. After working for IBM India for a year, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, where he completed the PhD degree in 2001. Since 2001, he has been the chief scientist at Digital Persona, Inc., a leading provider of fingerprint-based biometric solutions. Dr. Prabhakar's research interests include pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, machine learning, biometrics, data mining, and multimedia applications. He is coauthor of more than 25 technical publications and holds two patents. He coauthored the Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (Springer, 2003), which received the PSP award from the Association of American Publishers. He is an associate editor of the Pattern Recognition Journal and cochair of the 2007 Biometric Technology for Human Identification Conference, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Josef Kittler received the BA, PhD, and DSc degrees from the University of Cambridge in 1971, 1974, and 1991, respectively. He heads the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing at the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey. He teaches and conducts research in the subject area of machine intelligence, with a focus on biometrics, video and image database retrieval, automatic inspection, medical data analysis, and cognitive vision. He has published a Prentice Hall textbook, Pattern Recognition: A Statistical Approach, and several edited volumes, as well as more than 500 scientific papers, including in excess of 150 journal papers. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals in pattern recognition and computer vision. He has consulted for many companies and is one of the founders of OmniPerception Ltd. He chairs the OmniPerception Advisory Group.
Davide Maltoni is an associate professor with the Department of Electronics, Informatics, and Systems, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. He teaches computer architecture and pattern recognition in the Computer Science Department, University of Bologna, Cesena. His research interests are in the area of pattern recognition and computer vision. In particular, he is active in the field of biometric systems (fingerprint recognition, face recognition, hand recognition, performance evaluation of biometric systems). He is codirector of the Biometric System Laboratory, Cesena, which is internationally known for its research and publications in the field. He is the author of two books, Biometric Systems, Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation (Springer, 2005) and The Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (Springer, 2003) which received the PSP award from the Association of American Publishers. Dr. Maltoni is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and Pattern Recognition.
Lawrence O'Gorman received the BASc degree from the University of Ottawa in 1978, the MS degree from the University of Washington in 1980, and the PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1983, all in electrical engineering. From 1984 to 1997, he was at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, as a distinguished member of the technical staff. He is currently a research scientist at Avaya Labs in New Jersey. A primary research interest is in combining multimedia with security and he has applied this work to several areas: user authentication, biometrics, document and graphics processing, digital libraries, and biomedical image processing. His publications include more than 70 refereed papers, nine book chapters, and three coauthored books, including Practical Algorithms for Image Analysis: Description, Examples, and Code (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and Document Image Analysis (IEEE CS Press, 1994). He has more than 15 patents, is a contributor to four ANSI/ISO biometrics and security standards, and has served on US government scientific panels to NIST, NSF, and NAE, and to France's INRIA. He is a fellow of the IEEE and of the IAPR.
Tieniu Tan received the BSc degree in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in 1984 and the MSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In October 1989, he joined the Computational Vision Group in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, where he worked as a research fellow, senior research fellow, and lecturer. In January 1998, he returned to China to join the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, where he is currently a professor and director of the NLPR and the president of the Institute. He is also the head of the Department of Automation, The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He has published more than 250 research papers in refereed journals and conferences in the areas of image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. His current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, digital watermarking, and information hiding. Dr. Tan is a fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR. He has served as a program committee member and chair for many major national and international conferences. He is or has served as an associate editor or member of the editorial boards of many international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Pattern Recognition, and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is the chair of the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics and the chair of the IEEE Beijing Section. He currently serves as the acting president of the Chinese Society of Image and Graphics and deputy president of the China Computer Federation and the Chinese Automation Association. He has given invited talks at many universities and international conferences.