From Anthropometry to Fingerprint Systems

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. In the nineteenth century, Alphonse Bertillon, a French policeman, was the first to introduce the science of identifying a person based on his/her […]
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What Is A Biometric System, and How To Secure It

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. In our vast, inter-connected world, the need for reliable identity authentication techniques has become of paramount importance. And addressing this need is the […]
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Authentication is in the Iris of the Beholder

By Asem Othman | July 19, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. The term ocular, derived from its Latin root oculus, broadly refers to the anatomical regions and structures related to the eye. Ocular biometrics refers […]
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How to Preserve Privacy in Biometric Systems

By Asem Othman | March 15, 2018
More people are using their biometrics every day to unlock their phones, access bank accounts, and secure data. The problem is, as this technology becomes more popular, some people, and companies, are using it without a second thought to privacy. In a world where our photos are accessible online for nearly anyone to access, are […]
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My Voice is My Password: The Power of Voice as a Biometric

By Asem Othman | February 27, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Artificial intelligence voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa have become convenient alternatives to the tedious, frustrating, and time-consuming effort […]
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Solving a Biometric Vulnerability with Liveness Measures

By Asem Othman | January 11, 2018
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. A biometric system is a pattern recognition system that has vulnerable points and threats, same as password- or token-based authentication systems. In 2001, […]
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Face Recognition is Easy, But Securing It Is Not

By Asem Othman | October 12, 2017
This is part of a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Extracting intrinsic information from faces, such as identity, gender, ethnicity, and age, is a task that humans perform routinely and efficiently. Now, machines […]
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Will Face ID Really Replace Touch ID?

By Asem Othman | September 12, 2017
The upcoming iPhone 8, or iPhone X, is bringing some major changes to Apple’s flagship device, the biggest of which is the removal of the home button. This move allows for increased real estate on the device for the screen, but it may eliminate one of the iPhone’s most popular features – Touch ID. For […]
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Biometric Privacy is of the Utmost Importance

By Asem Othman | July 25, 2017
This is the first in a series of blogs diving into the technical aspects of Veridium’s distributed data model, biometrics, and computer vision research and development by our chief biometric scientist Asem Othman. Classical biometric systems capture the biological attributes of an individual as images and transform them into a lower dimensional feature space, otherwise […]
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Why 4 Fingers is also the Most Private Biometric

By Asem Othman | June 8, 2017
We often talk about why 4 Fingers TouchlessID is the most secure mobile biometric available. However, it is also important to highlight why it’s the easiest biometric to keep totally private as well. Biometric data privacy is a critical topic of conversation, especially in light of new regulations like GDPR coming soon. With 4 Fingers […]
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