Ross Speaks at NATO Workshop

Arun Ross, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, was an invited speaker at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Identity and Security in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event, conducted from July 10 - 12, 2018, featured international experts in policing, border security, cybersecurity, counter-terrorism, asylum policy and identity management. Ross discussed the impact of biometric technology on personal privacy, and presented ways in which the technology could be enhanced to impart privacy to biometric data such as face, fingerprint and iris images. He also discussed the ethics of collecting and sharing biometric data across organizations.

The Workshop was conducted as part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. It was organized by the Home Office of UK and hosted by the University of Lausanne's School of Criminal Justice. Experts from Switzerland, Israel, US, UK, Malta, Morocco, Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Estonia, Belgium, Albania, Ukraine, Netherlands and Spain attended the event. The delegates also discussed ways to reliably determine the identity of an individual in the wake of the recent migrant crisis.

(Date Posted: 2018-08-09)