Pawel Grzegorz Drozdowski successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Wednesday, the 6th of May 2020 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Information Security and Communication Technology.
The title of his thesis is “Efficient privacy-preserving biometric identification in large-scale multibiometric systems” and the given topic for his trial lecture was “Balancing Privacy vs Security in Modern Societies”.
Nowadays, biometrics find application as an integral component of identity management systems. The recent rapid growth of size and popularity of such systems has prompted research into technologies which support efficient, secure, and accurate processing of large amounts of biometric data.
The goal of this thesis is development of computationally efficient algorithms and data structures specifically for biometric identification (1:N search). The methods proposed in the thesis facilitate real-time search queries on large biometric datasets, while simultaneously assuring biometric data protection and incorporating multi-biometric information fusion.
The following committee has been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense:
- First external opponent: Associate professor Vitomir Štruc, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Second external opponent: Associate Professor Hugo Pedro Proença, Department of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.
- Internal member and committee administrator: Associate Professor Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik, Norway.
Pawel Grzegorz Drozdowski carried out his PhD work at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik.
His main supervisor was Professor Christoph Busch, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU and co-supervisor Dr. Christian Rathgeb, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany.