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---  Please accept our sincere apologies for receiving multiple copies of this announcement ---

It is with great pleasure that we invite you and your team of reserachers to register to the IEEE Winter School on Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics (WSB2017).  

Biometrics is the science of recognizing individuals based on their biological and behavioral attributes such as face, fingerprints, iris, voice, gait, etc. As biometric systems are being increasingly deployed in a number of critical applications, its vulnerabilities must be carefully analyzed and addressed.

 The IEEE Winter School on Security and Privacy Issues in Biometrics (WSB2017) will introduce participants to the vulnerabilities of biometric systems and discuss means in which these vulnerabilities can be successfully mitigated. In this regard, both security and privacy aspects of biometric technology will be presented.

The following are important highlights of the the school: 
- Date: January 7th to 12, 2017
- Location: NYUAD in Abu Dhabi UAE
- Registration Website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/wsb-2017

The audience will enjoy five days of lectures, discussions, panels and lab sessions conducted by leading biometrics experts from both academia and industry. Topics will include template security, anti-spoofing techniques, privacy of soft biometrics, vulnerabilities of behavioral biometrics, etc. Modalities of study will include face, fingerprints, iris, voice and gait. The goal of the winter school is to offer participants a comprehensive understanding of the security and privacy aspects of biometric technology.
The school is co-organized by the Center for Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
We will be looking forward to see you in January 2017.
Kindly feel free to forward the invitation to your network of security professionals, collegues, PhD students and researchers who are interested in this research.
The list of speakers includes: 
- Prof.Josef Kittler, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
- Professor Arun Ross, Michigan State University, US
- Dr. Karthik Nandakumar, IBM, Singapore
- Dr. Sebastien Mercel, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
- Professor Fabio Roli, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Dr. Nalini K. Ratha, IBM, US
- Dr. Christian Rathgeb, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
- Professor Nasir Memon, NYU New York and Abu Dhabi
- Professor Stephanie Schuckers, Clarkson University, US
- Professor Nicholas Evans, EUROCOM, France
- Professor Anoop Namboodri, IIIT Hyderabad, India
- Professor Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, UK

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Hoda A.Alkhzaimi
Director of Center for Cyber Security
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Cyber Security
New York University/ Abu Dhabi
Office Tel (UAE): +971 02 628 5478
Mob Tel (UAE): +971 504330432
NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Campus
P.O. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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