ATHENE researchers take 2nd place at the Deutsche IT-Sicherheitspreis 2022

Great success for ATHENE scientist Prof. Christoph Busch and his team from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences: The biometrics specialists were awarded 2nd place for their "Morphing Attack Detection" software at the 9. Deutschen IT-Sicherheitspreis. The prize is endowed with 40,000 EUR.

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Best Paper for ATHENE researchers at WIFS 2021

ATHENE researchers from the Biometrics and Internet-Security Research Group at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences received the Best Paper Award at the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS 2021) for their paper "Differential Anomaly Detection for Facial Images". WIFS is the primary annual event organized by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. It aims to bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to discuss challenges, exchange ideas and share the state-of-the-art results and technical expertise in the ares of information security and forensics.

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New passport law to prevent manipulation through "morphing"

The law on strengthening security in the passport, identity card and foreigners' documents sector, which was approved by the Federal Council a few days ago, is intended to prevent manipulation of passport applications and prevent unauthorised border crossings. With this, the legislator wants to put a stop to so-called "morphing", a technique in which digital technology is used to merge photos of two people into one image. ATHENE researcher Prof. Christoph Busch from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences contributed his expertise to the draft law.

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