Fellow – IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T, and IAPR Dean, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering Texas A&M University
Title: Imaging Based Biometric and Early Stage Breast Cancer Detection
Abstract: Existing biometric recognition systems are susceptible to spoofing attacks and it is crucial to incorporate liveness detection to ensure reliable biometric recognition, especially for security applications. In this keynote, we will review the recent trends and advancements in correlation based biometric recognition and liveness detection techniques followed by the development of an efficient wavelet based face liveness recognition system. We tested the effectiveness of the proposed approach using various real life face anti-spoofing datasets which incorporates different types of spoofing attacks. The test results obtained using the proposed technique shows significantly better performance compared to existing techniques. In the second part of this keynote, a new technique for early stage breast cancer detection using microwave imaging and infrared sensing will be discussed.
Prof. Dr. Mohammad S. Alam is a Professor and Chair of the ECE Department at the University of South Alabama (USA). His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, smart sensors and renewable energy. He authored or co-authored 500+ publications (185 journal papers, 300+ conference papers, 25+ research project reports, 15 book chapters, a book on IPTV) and edited many conference proceedings (4200+ citations in Google Scholar). He received numerous excellences in research/teaching/service awards including the 1998 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 4 of IEEE, and 2013 Outstanding Engineer Award from Region 3 of IEEE. Recently, he was recognized as one of the 50 faculty who made outstanding and lasting research and scholarship contributions in the 50-year history of USA. Dr. Alam served/serves as the PI or Co-PI of many research projects totaling over $14M funded by NSF, FAA, DoE, ARO, AFOSR, AFRL, SMDC, NASA, BP and ITT industry. He has presented 100+ keynote/invited papers, seminars and tutorials at international conferences and research institutions in USA and abroad. He has organized and chaired many international conferences and serves as a Guest Editor for 4 professional journals. He supervised the research work of 55+ Masters/Ph.D. students and 22 post-docs and visiting scholars. He serves as an ABET evaluator. Dr. Alam is elected Fellow of seven professional societies (IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T, BCS & IEB). Currently, he serves as the President of the Mobile Section of IEEE.