UAM logo  |  BIOMETRICS | Signal·Image·Security·Behavior·AI · Forensics·Mobile·AmI·HCI·AI Apps Julian FIERREZ Google Scholar Google Scholar 
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In my cave at EPS-UAM
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Back to physical events! PRIMA-TRESPASS Madrid Summmer School (2022)
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Interview during COVID-19 confinement on current research (2020)
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Poster presentation at AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence AAAI-2020 (2020)
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Kick-off of the EU project IDEA-FAST (2020)
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Lecture at the IEEE/IAPR Winter School on Biometrics 2020 and visit to OpenCV China in Shenzhen (2020)
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IbPRIA 2019 award ceremony with AERFAI president (2019)
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Tech and paper presentations at CVPR, USA (2018 and 2019)
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Event at EPS-UAM organized in collaboration with Accenture Applied Intelligence (2019)
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Entrance to EPS-UAM with BiDA Lab members (left to right): A. Morales, R. Vera, me, J. Ortega, A. Acien, R. Tolosana (2018)
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General Chair of CIARP 2018, organized at UAM in Madrid, Spain (2018)
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Invited speech at the Biometrics Institute Congress on touchscreen biometrics (2018)
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With other lecturers at IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics in Shenzhen, China (2018)
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Accenture seminar on face biometrics (2017)
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TV interview in Argentina (2017)
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Some of my students (left to right): R. Tolosana, E. Gonzalez, A. Acien, J. Hernandez, R. Vera (2017)
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Award from Cristina Cifuentes, President of the Community of Madrid (2016)
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Two of my students (left to right): M. Gomez (EAB 2015 awardee) and E. Gonzalez (2015)
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Biometrics security, prime time appearance and lab visit in national news (Telecinco) (2014)
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Two of my students (left to right): P. Tome and M. Martinez (EAB 2014 awardee) (2014)
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TABULA RASA session with research collaborators at ICB, project featured in Euronews (2013)
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BBfor2 team (FP7 Marie Curie ITN) at UAM (2012)
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Biometrics for forensics, prime time appearance in national news (TVE) (2011)

Full Professor

School School of Engineering | UAM Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
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Julian FIERREZ received the MSc and the PhD degrees in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, in 2001 and 2006, respectively.

Since 2002 he was affiliated as a PhD candidate with the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and since 2004 at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he is currently a Full Professor since 2022. From 2007 to 2009 he was a visiting researcher at Michigan State University in USA under a Marie Curie fellowship. His research is on signal and image processing, AI fundamentals and applications, HCI, forensics, and biometrics for security and human behavior analysis. He is actively involved in large EU projects in these topics (e.g., BIOSECURE, TABULA RASA and BEAT in the past; now IDEA-FAST, PRIMA and TRESPASS-ETN). Since 2016 he is Associate Editor for Elsevier's Information Fusion and IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, and since 2018 also for IEEE Trans. on Image Processing. He has been General Chair of the IAPR Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP 2018) and the Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IbPRIA 2019). Since 2020 he is member of the ELLIS Society.

Prof. Fierrez has received best papers awards at AVBPA, ICB, IJCB, ICPR, ICPRS, and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is also recipient of a number of world-class research distinctions, including: EBF European Biometric Industry Award 2006, EURASIP Best PhD Award 2012, Medal in the Young Researcher Awards 2015 by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Miguel Catalan Award to the Best Researcher under 40 in the Community of Madrid in the general area of Science and Technology. In 2017 he has been also awarded the IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award, given to a single researcher worldwide every two years under the age of 40, whose research work has had a major impact in biometrics.

Selected Publications:

R. Tolosana, J. C. Ruiz-Garcia, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Herreros-Rodriguez, S. Romero-Tapiador, A. Morales and J. Fierrez, "Child-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices: Recent Works, New Dataset, and Age Detection", IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2022. (to appear) [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Video] [Dataset]

T. Schlett, C. Rathgeb, O. Henniger, J. Galbally, J. Fierrez and C. Busch, "Face Image Quality Assessment: A Literature Survey", ACM Computing Surveys, 2022. (to appear) [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

F. Alonso-Fernandez, K. Raja, R. Raghavendra, C. Busch, J. Bigun, R. Vera-Rodriguez and J. Fierrez, "Cross-Sensor Periocular Biometrics for Partial Face Recognition in a Global Pandemic: Comparative Benchmark and Novel Multialgorithmic Approach", Information Fusion, July 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Acien, A. Morales, J. Fierrez and R. Vera-Rodriguez, "BeCAPTCHA-Mouse: Synthetic Mouse Trajectories and Improved Bot Detection", Pattern Recognition, July 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, C. Gonzalez-Garcia, J. Fierrez, et al., "SVC-onGoing: Signature Verification Competition", Pattern Recognition, July 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Code] [Tech]

I. Serna, A. Morales, J. Fierrez and N. Obradovich, "Sensitive Loss: Improving Accuracy and Fairness of Face Representations with Discrimination-Aware Deep Learning", Artificial Intelligence, April 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, S. Romero-Tapiador, R. Vera-Rodriguez, E. Gonzalez-Sosa and J. Fierrez, "DeepFakes Detection across Generations: Analysis of Facial Regions, Fusion, and Performance Evaluation", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, April 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Code]

A. Hassanpour, A. E. Daryani, M. Mirmahdi, K. Raja, B. Yang, C. Busch and J. Fierrez, "E2F-GAN: Eyes-to-Face Inpainting via Edge-Aware Coarse-to-Fine GANs", IEEE Access, March 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Code]

P. Terhorst, J. N. Kolf, M. Huber, F. Kirchbuchner, N. Damer, A. Morales, J. Fierrez and A. Kuijper, "A Comprehensive Study on Face Recognition Biases Beyond Demographics", IEEE Trans. on Technology and Society, March 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. Huertas-Tato, A. Martin, J. Fierrez and D. Camacho, "Fusing CNNs and Statistical Indicators to Improve Image Classification", Information Fusion, March 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Code]

R. Daza, D. DeAlcala, A. Morales, R. Tolosana, R. Cobos and J. Fierrez, "ALEBk: Feasibility Study of Attention Level Estimation via Blink Detection applied to e-Learning", in AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence Workshops (AAAIw), February 2022. (to appear) [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset]

A. Hassanpour, M. Moradikia, B. Yang, A. Abdelhadi, C. Busch and J. Fierrez, "Differential Privacy Preservation in Robust Continual Learning", IEEE Access, February 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Morales, J. Fierrez, et al., "SetMargin Loss applied to Deep Keystroke Biometrics with Circle Packing Interpretation", Pattern Recognition, February 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Acien, A. Morales, J. V. Monaco, R. Vera-Rodriguez and J. Fierrez, "TypeNet: Deep Learning Keystroke Biometrics", IEEE Trans. on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science, January 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Code]

J. Hernandez-Ortega, J. Fierrez, et al., "FaceQvec: Vector Quality Assessment for Face Biometrics based on ISO Compliance", in IEEE/CVF Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision Workshops (WACVw), January 2022. (to appear) [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Code] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, C. Rathgeb, et al., "Future Trends in Digital Face Manipulation and Detection", in Handbook of Digital Face Manipulation and Detection, C. Rathgeb et al. (Eds.), January 2022. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Ortega, J. Fierrez, et al., "Symbolic AI for XAI: Evaluating LFIT Inductive Programming for Explaining Biases in Machine Learning", Computers, November 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, C. Gonzalez-Garcia, J. Fierrez et al., "ICDAR 2021 Competition on On-Line Signature Verification", in IAPR Intl. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), September 2021. (to appear) [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Benchmark] [Tech]

L. F. Gomez, A. Morales, J. R. Orozco-Arroyave, R. Daza and J. Fierrez, "Improving Parkinson Detection using Dynamic Features from Evoked Expressions in Video", in IEEE/CVF Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRw), June 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Morales, J. Fierrez, et al., "SensitiveNets: Learning Agnostic Representations with Application to Face Images", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, June 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and J. Ortega-Garcia, "DeepSign: Deep On-Line Signature Verification", IEEE Trans. on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science, April 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Benchmark] [Tech]

A. Acien, A. Morales, J. Fierrez, et al., "BeCAPTCHA: Behavioral Bot Detection using Touchscreen and Mobile Sensors benchmarked on HuMIdb", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, February 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, P. Delgado-Santos, A. Perez-Uribe, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez and A. Morales, "DeepWriteSYN: On-Line Handwriting Synthesis via Deep Short-Term Representations", AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), February 2021. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Dataset] [Tech]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, et al., "DeepFakes and Beyond: A Survey of Face Manipulation and Fake Detection", Information Fusion, December 2020. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

M. Faundez-Zanuy, J. Fierrez, et al., "Handwriting Biometrics: Applications and Future Trends in e-Security and e-Health", Cognitive Computation, August 2020. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. C. Neves, R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, V. Lopes, H. Proenca and J. Fierrez, "GANprintR: Improved Fakes and Evaluation of the State of the Art in Face Manipulation Detection", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, August 2020. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez and J. Fierrez, "BioTouchPass: Handwritten Passwords for Touchscreen Biometrics", IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, July 2020. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI] [Dataset] [Tech]

F. Alonso-Fernandez, R. A. Farrugia, J. Bigun, J. Fierrez and E. Gonzalez-Sosa, "A Survey of Super-Resolution in Iris Biometrics with Evaluation of Dictionary-Learning", IEEE Access, December 2019. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

R. Krish, J. Fierrez, et al., "Improving Automated Latent Fingerprint Identification using Extended Minutia Types", Information Fusion, October 2019. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. Fierrez, et al., "Multiple Classifiers in Biometrics. Part 2: Trends and Challenges", Information Fusion, November 2018. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. Fierrez, A. Pozo, et al., "Benchmarking Touchscreen Biometrics for Mobile Authentication", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, October 2018. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

E. Gonzalez-Sosa, J. Fierrez, et al., "Facial Soft Biometrics for Recognition in the Wild: Recent Works, Annotation and COTS Evaluation", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, August 2018. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

R. Tolosana, R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, et al., "Exploring Recurrent Neural Networks for On-Line Handwritten Signature Biometrics", IEEE Access, February 2018. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

M. Gomez-Barrero, C. Rathgeb, J. Galbally, C. Busch and J. Fierrez, "Unlinkable and Irreversible Biometric Template Protection based on Bloom Filters", Information Sciences, November 2016.

A. Morales, J. Fierrez, et al., "Keystroke Biometrics Ongoing Competition", IEEE Access, November 2016. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

A. Hadid, N. Evans, S. Marcel and J. Fierrez, "Biometrics Systems under Spoofing Attack: An Evaluation Methodology and Lessons Learned", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, September 2015. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. Galbally, S. Marcel and J. Fierrez, "Image Quality Assessment for Fake Biometric Detection: Application to Iris, Fingerprint and Face Recognition", IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, February 2014. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Mason, J. Fierrez, et al., "Comparative Analysis and Fusion of Spatio-Temporal Information for Footstep Recognition", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, April 2013. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Fierrez, et al., "Quality Measures in Biometric Systems", IEEE Security and Privacy, December 2012. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Fierrez, et al., "The Multi-Scenario Multi-Environment BioSecure Multimodal Database (BMDB)", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, June 2010. [PDF] [Bibtex] [DOI]

Selected Talks:

(with R. Tolosana) "Securing our Identity: from Biometric Anti-Spoofing to DeepFakes Detection", IAPR/IET Intl. Conf. on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS), Curico, Chile, March 2021. [Web] [Slides] [Video]

(with A. Morales) "Biases, Discrimination, and Fairness in Biometrics and Beyond", IEEE/IAPR/ACM/AAAI Intl. Conf. on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM), Vienna, Austria, February 2021. [Web] [Slides]

"Biometrics, Human Behavior, and Artificial Intelligence", Knowing UAM, Madrid, Spain, May 2020. [Video]

"Biometrics for Forensics", IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics, Shenzhen, China, January 2020. [Web] [Slides]

"Biometrics and e-Health Applications", InnoUAM_Neuro, Madrid, Spain, October 2019. [Web] [Video] [Slides]

"Blockchain and Biometrics: Opportunities and Challenges", Intl. Conf. on Biometric Engineering and Applications (ICBEA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2019. [Proceedings] [Slides]

"Touchscreen Biometrics: Desktop Signature goes Mobile", Biometrics Institute Congress, London, UK, October 2018. [Web] [Slides]

"Human-Computer Interaction for Biometrics", National Research Center on Mathematics, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico, April 2018. [Web]

"Signature Biometrics: State of the Art and Future Prospects", IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics, Shenzhen, China, January 2018. [Web] [Slides]

"IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award 2017", IEEE/IAPR Intl. Joint Conf. on Biometrics (IJCB), Colorado, USA, October 2017. [Web] [Slides]

"Advances in Face Biometrics: Towards Uncontrolled Scenarios", Accenture Analytics and Beers, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, April 2017. [Video] [Slides]

"On Multiple Q-Metrics for Schengen Information System II", European Commission, Joint Research Centre Workshop on Fingerprint Quality in the Context of SIS-II, Ispra, Italy, May 2016. [Report] [Slides]

"Indirect Attacks on Biometric Systems", NISLab Workshop, Gjovik, Norway, March 2015. [Web] [Slides]

"Challenges of Fingerprint Biometrics for Forensics", IAPR/IEEE ICPR Workshop on Emerging Techniques and Challenges for Hand-Based Biometrics, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2010. [Proceedings] [Slides]

"Multimodal Biometric Databases", IAPR/IEEE Intl. Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics, Alghero, Italy, June 2009. [Web] [Slides]

"Toward Intelligent Enrollment in Biometrics, with Case Studies in Keytroke and Signature Biometrics", Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, August 2008. [Web] [Slides]

"Incorporating Biometric Quality in User-Dependent Multimodal Biometric Authentication", EAB Biometrics Industry Award, Brussels, Belgium, October 2006. [Web] [Slides]

"Incorporating Biometric Quality in Multi-Biometrics", NIST Biometric Quality Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, March 2006. [Web] [Slides]

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