Selected Publications

This paper addresses the active and dynamic nature of biometrics, in general, and gaze analysis, in particular, including motivation and background. The paper includes a critical survey of existing gaze analysis methods, challenges due to uncontrolled settings and lack of standards, and outlines promising future R&D directions. Criteria for performance evaluation are proposed, and state-of-the art gaze analysis methods are compared on the same database set. Performance improvement would come from richer stimuli including ...
In PRLetters

Iris recognition on mobile devices is a challenging task; performing acquisition via the embedded sensors can introduce the sensor interoperability problem. Biometric systems developed so far are limited in their ability of comparing biometric data originated by different sensors because they operate under the assumption that the data to be compared are obtained using the same sensor. This problem led to the development of biometric recognition algorithms able to work independently from the data source. In this paper, we ...
In PRLetters

Abstract Anatomical biometric recognition is widely used in a large number of civilian and government applications, within well-tested biometric parameters. New sensors and matching algorithms have led to the deployment of soft biometrics, which may provide a fast and reliable identity finding procedure. These traits are physical or behavioral human characteristics like skin color, eye color, and gait, used by humans to recognize their peers, presenting distinctiveness and permanence to identify an individual uniquely and reliably. ...

Mobile devices, namely phones and tablets, have long gone ''smart''. Their growing use is both a cause and an effect of their technological advancement. Among the others, their increasing ability to store and exchange sensitive information, has caused interest in exploiting their vulnerabilities, and the opposite need to protect users and their data through secure protocols for access and identification on mobile platforms. Face and iris recognition are especially attractive, since they are sufficiently reliable, and just require the webcam ...

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European Biometrics Industry Award 2016 assigned by the Eropean Association for Biometrics (EAB).


PhD Thesis award 20152016 assigned by the IEEE Italy Section Biometrics Council Chapter.