Research Labs > Biometric Technologies Laboratory


Biometric Technologies Laboratory is hosted by two Departments: the Department of Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Follow this link to official BTLab web site. The BTLab is a part of ISPIA. Biometric technology (BT) is the use of physiological or behavioral characteristics to determine or verify person identity.

BT can provide fast, accurate and reliable solutions to identification and identity verification problems. The Laboratory contributes by developing novel methodologies and infrastructure for the solution of biometric security problems and will foster the creation of unique multi-biometric technologies, security personnel training systems, and highly sophisticated biometric systems based on the analysis of bio-fields.

The laboratory's main focus is on:

  • Generation of biometric information
  • Machine learning in biometrics
  • Multi-modal biometrics
  • Cancellable Biometrics
  • Context-based biometrics
  • Social biometrics
  • Situation-awareness systems

Current and Past BTLab Students

Ph. D. Students

Madeena Sultana

  • 2012 – Present
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Context Based Feature Combination Method for Image Recognition"
  • Recipient of Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship

Ahmad Poursaberi

  • 2011 – Present
  • Co-Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Facial Biometrics for Security and Biomedical
  • Alberta Ingenuity Doctoral Scholarship, UofC Leadership Award

Padma Polash Paul

  • 2011 – Present
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Multimodal Cancellable Biometrics"
  • Microsoft Windows Leader for University of Calgary
  • AI Doctoral Scholarship recipient
  • Best paper award in ICCI*CC 2012

Kushan Ahmadian

  • 2008 - 2012
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Neural Networks in Biometric Recognition,"
  • Recipient of CPSC Department Research Award
  • Cyberworlds 2011 best paper award

Maruf Monwar

  • 2007 – 2011
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Rank-Level Biometric Fusion and Multi-Modal Biometric"
  • Research partially supported by NSERC VANIER Scholarship and Honorary
    iCORE Scholarship

Post-doctorate Students

Huang Huming

  • 2012 – 2013
  • Supervisor
  • Project Title: "Biometric Security Systems"
  • Research Supported by Post-Doctoral Fellowship Abroad Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Present Position: Associate Professor, Guangxi Normal University, China

MSc Students

Faisal Ahmed

  • 2013 – Present
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Cognitive Fuzzy Systems for Biometric Recognition"

Hossein Talebi

  • 2013-Present
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: “Biometric Data Mining in Social Networks”

Shermin Bazazian

  • 2010 – 2012
  • Supervisor
  • Thesis Title: "Context-based Gait Recognition"

B. Sc. Students

Daniel Ginez

  • 2007 – 2008
  • Supervisor
  • Research Project: "Network Security using Biometric Identifiers"