Uk: Phd in Image and Information Engineering

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Biometric/Signature Variation due to Capture Device

Research Group: Image and Information Engineering [1]

Number of Awards Available: 1

Award Description:
The studentship will be provided for a period of three years at the standard EPSRC rate which covers tuition fees and includes a non-taxable subsistence allowance of approximately £13,000 per annum with a budget for IT equipment, books. Software and travel to conferences and project meetings.

Project Details: Anyone who has used a back-projected write-on device for the donation of a signature will know that the visual appearance of the resultant signature often differs significantly from a paper-and-pen based representation. As these devices (PDAs, dedicated signature capture tablets etc.) become more widespread, it is important to analyse variations that occur due to the device, ‘ink’ feedback, writing surface and user interface for use in biometric authentication scenarios. This work seeks to establish these variations to enable an understanding of expected performance and to explore best practice as far as user interface/writing surface design is concerned in order to ensure maximum performance.

Requirements: Candidates should have, or are expecting to obtain in the near future, a First Class or good 2.1 Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. An appropriate degree at Masters level will be an advantage.

Closing Date for Applications: 02/07/2010 00:00:00

Further Information: Dr. R.M. Guest

Email: r.m.guest@kent.ac.uk [2]

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