Aly Presents at Technology Forum in Barcelona


aly in barcelonaLincoln Memorial University (LMU) Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ashraf Aly traveled over the winter break to attend the 12th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT) at University of Barcelona, Spain.


“It was good opportunity to represent LMU at an international conference, and also meet with the colleagues from all over the world to share ideas and discuss the recent research of Computer Science and Technology,” Aly said.


The forum, hosted by the University of Barcelona, Dec. 18-20, 2019, focused on presenting excellent results and new challenges facing the field of computer science and information technology. Each year, it brings together experts from industry, governments and academia, experienced in engineering, design and research.


Aly’s presentation, entitled “A survey of Biometrics and its Detection Methods,” focused on physical or behavioral human characteristics that can be used to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. Examples of these biometric identifiers are fingerprints, iris recognition, facial patterns, voice or typing cadence.


“Each of these identifiers is considered unique to the individual,” Aly said. “They may be used in combination to ensure greater accuracy of identification. The basic premise of biometric authentication is that every person can be accurately identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioral traits.”


Aly is the director of the LMU computer science department.


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