DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Co-hosted by Yaseen Moolla, CSIR Senior Researcher and Norman Nelufule, CSIR Researcher
The secure and accurate recognition of individuals plays an important role in modern society. While contact-based fingerprint recognition has grown in usage in the past decade, interest has grown in the use of other biometrics techniques, and how to use them in the most secure, reliable and effective manners. This is a multifaceted challenge which is approached from several angles.
The CSIR investigates the use of various biometrics to secure the identities of infants, protect them from identity theft and identity fraud, increase their safety, and improve service delivery to children and parents. For adults, the CSIR studies the use of contactless fingerprints and face recognition for effective, hygienic and versatile solutions. Researchers investigate methods to maximise the full biometric potential of the national smartcard identity cards, and subsurface fingerprint acquisition for high security scenarios. The organisation goes further to investigate new biometric technologies for forensic crime scene investigation, and for assisting mortuaries in identifying unknown individuals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand account of a future multimodal solution for the biometric recognition of South Africans from cradle to grave.