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Donation from Mastercard to benefit biometric authentication and advanced technology research


Mastercard has donated £150K which will be used by Professor Ivan Martinovic and his Systems Security Lab in ongoing research relating to various uses of biometric authentication and AR technology. The focus of the latest research project will be on the security and performance analysis of various biometrics authentication methods, especially voice-based biometrics, eye-movement biometrics, and authentication in mixed-reality environments.

Professor Martinovic comments, ‘We are very thankful to Mastercard for their continuous support of our research. These are important projects as biometrics are at the centre of the tensions between seamless users’ experience and underlying security guarantees - this donation will be used to better understand the interaction between biometric authentication, AI methods, and the overall system performance under realistic adversaries’.