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During the 36th WIC symposium in Brussels Nanang Susyanto, PhD student at UvA, Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, was awarded Best Student Paper for his paper 'Semiparametric Score Level Fusion: Gaussian Copula Approach', co-authored with C.A.J. Klaassen, R.N.J. Veldhuis, and L.J. Spreeuwers.

Nanang's research is a joint research among the Univeristy of Amsterdam, The University of Twente, and The Netherlands Forensic Institute.

Summary of the research

Multi-biometric system or biometric fusion is a combination of several biometric systems or algorithms in order to enhance the performance of the individual system or algorithm.  It means that one can combine information from several face, fingerprint, or speaker biometric systems. An example in the real world is the process of linking traces (fingerprint, image, video, voice, bloodstain, etc.) found at a crime scene with suspect data collected by the police, in order to establish whether the suspect is the author of the trace. During his research Nanang is trying to find how to combine such information optimally. 

About the WIC symposium

On 6 and 7 May 2015 the 36th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux was held in Brussels, Belgium.

The WIC is a professional organization that aims at coordinating and stimulating the work of professionals in the field of Information and Communication Theory in the Benelux (i.e. Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Germany.


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