The team of the Department of Multimedia Systems of the Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland has been working with the largest Polish bank in the field of biometrics since 2015. They have constructed an experimental multimodal biometric workstation replicated in 100 copies and installed in 60 branches of this bank. This workstation allowed them to conduct a large experiment in which they investigated the usability of different banking biometric modalities. The biometric system includes a biometric pen the team constructed to verify handwritten signatures, a camera and their proprietary facial recognition software, a microphone that works with an artificial neural network to verify the speaker, and a hand-vein sensor.
The team at GUT involved over 150 bank advisors and nearly 10.000 bank customers in the experiment. Also, they used surveys to gather opinions on the usefulness of the different types of biometrics. They have currently constructed an upgraded testbed, which has been extended with a scanner of ID documents and a gaze tracker, enabling contactless control of the whole biometric authentication process, and it also provides yet another biometric modality based on the analysis of saccadic movements.
In their video footage presentation, Prof. Czyżewski will talk about their construction work, research, results, and work in progress.
Prof. Andrzej Czyżewski is the Head of the Department of Multimedia Systems of the Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland. His scientific interests focus on multimedia techniques and their numerous interdisciplinary applications for telemedicine, traffic control, smart cities, biometrics, and others.
Prof. Czyżewski lectures at the Gdańsk University of Technology on "Multimedia technologies" and "Sound and image engineering." He cooperates with, among others with the Medical University of Gdańsk and with some large international corporations, with the PKO Bank, with the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, and with many smaller enterprises in which he and his team implement inventions and innovations being developed. He is the author of over 600 scientific publications and nearly 30 patents. He has so far promoted 13 doctors (Ph.D.) and over 300 masters of science (M.Sc.) and engineers.