One of the major errors from human beings, and particularly when talking about science and technology, is trying to find the unique best solution for everything. Biometrics is not a case apart, the typical question is "which is the best modality?". And when someone answers that question with "Depends!", mixed feelings between disbelief and surprise arise. In this talk, this kind of answer is going to be demonstrated in this talk, as two different biometric modalities are going to be presented, and after that they will be applied to a specific situation and context. The modalities chosen will be fingerprint and handwritten signature, both of them full of prejudices, both positive and negative. The scenario and context in which they will be applied is their application to smartphones, analysing their performance not only under laboratory conditions, but also under presentation attacks and considering deployment restrictions.
Prof. Raul Sanchez-Reillo obtained his PhD in Telecommunication Engineering in 2000, by Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Currently, he is Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). He is also the Head of the University Group for Identification Technologies (GUTI). His R&D group is involved in project development related to identification technologies, either by the user of secure elements (such as smartcards) and/or by using Biometrics. In addition to R&D activities, he has also managed projects concerning a broad range of applications, from Social Security Services till Financial Payment Methods. He has taken part in European Projects like eEpoch, BioSec, BEST Network, EKSISTENZ, MobilePass and ORIGINS, being WP leader in most of them. He is member of SC17, SC27 and SC37 Standardization Committees. He holds the Spanish Chair in SC17 and the Spanish Secretariat in SC37, as well as the Secretariat of the international working groups SC17 WG11 and SC37 WG2. In 2009 he founded IDTestingLab, an Evaluation Laboratory for Identification Products. He is member of several ad-hoc groups such as the Biometric Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG).