E’ coordinatore della Divisione Biometria del Pattern Recognition and Applications Laboratory (PRA Lab) diretto dal Prof. Fabio Roli. L’attività di ricerca è incentrata sulle tecnologie biometriche per la sicurezza informatica. In particolare si occupa di classificazione e verifica di impronte digitali e volti, rilevazione di contraffazioni e sistemi multimodali. Ha al suo attivo oltre ottanta pubblicazioni fra riviste, atti di conferenze e congressi, capitoli di libro, tutte di impatto internazionale.
E’ revisore di progetti, riviste e conferenze internazionali.
E’ team leader e responsabile di progetti di ricerca internazionali pubblici (FP-European Union) e privati (Crossmatch) nonché progetti nazionali (PRIN, RAS) e locali (“Giovani Ricercatori”) e di collaborazione con il RaCIS di Cagliari.
He is team leader of the Biometric Unit of the Pattern Recognition and Applications Laboratory (PRA Lab) leaded by Prof. Fabio Roli. His research activity is focused on the biometric Technologies for information security. In particular, identification, verification and vulnerability analysis of fingerprint and face, multi-modal biometric systems. He has co-authored more than one hundred of publications in journal, conference proceedings and books chapters. He also co-authored the voice “Antispoofing: Multimodal” in the last edition of Encyclopedia of Biometrics.
He acts as referee for international projects, journals and conferences.
He is in charge of national and international research projects.
|Titolo:||Security evaluation of biometric authentication systems under real spoofing attacks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Abstract:||Multimodal biometric systems are commonly believed to be more robust to spoofing attacks than unimodal systems, as they combine information coming from different biometric traits. Recent work has shown that multimodal systems can be misled by an impostor even by spoofing only one biometric trait. This result was obtained under a ‘worst-case’ scenario, by assuming that the distribution of fake scores is identical to that of genuine scores (i.e. the attacker is assumed to be able to perfectly replicate a genuine biometric trait). This assumption also allows one to evaluate the robustness of score fusion rules against spoofing attacks, and to design robust fusion rules, without the need of actually fabricating spoofing attacks. However, whether and to what extent the ‘worst-case’ scenario is representative of real spoofing attacks is still an open issue. In this study, we address this issue by an experimental investigation carried out on several data sets including real spoofing attacks, related to a multimodal verification system based on face and fingerprint biometrics. On the one hand, our results confirm that multimodal systems are vulnerable to attacks against a single biometric trait. On the other hand, they show that the ‘worst-case’ scenario can be too pessimistic. This can lead to two conservative choices, if the ‘worst-case’ assumption is used for designing a robust multimodal system. Therefore developing methods for evaluating the robustness of multimodal systems against spoofing attacks, and for designing robust ones, remain a very relevant open issue.|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|