In November 2018 the AMBER (“enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics”) project held it’s second research conference at the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management in Warsaw, Poland.
Hosted by our project partners, Warsaw University of Technology, our early stage researchers (ESRs) spent three days hearing from industry representatives and taking part in a hackathon. The hackathon looked at the biometric verification process for facial images taken on a mobile device and saw the ESRs working into the evening.
Industry talks were given by AMBER industrial partner, Robert Mueller from NEXT Biometrics, Oscar Miguel Hurtado from Call Sign, and Noemi Malska from Hyperion Alfa Venture Capital Fund. Each talk provided an insight into working in mobile biometrics, where to go after your PhD and project communication skills. We rounded off the three days hearing about ethics from Dr Richard Guest, AMBER coordinator, Reader in Biometric Systems Engineering and Deputy Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts.
AMBER is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network addressing a range of current issues facing biometric solutions on mobile devices, funded under the H2020 programme by the European Union.