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Demographic Bias in Presentation Attack Detection of Iris Recognition Systems

AuthorFang, Meiling; Damer, Naser; Kirchbuchner, Florian; Kuijper, Arjan
Date2021
TypeConference Paper
AbstractWith the widespread use of biometric systems, the demographic bias problem raises more attention. Although many studies addressed bias issues in biometric verification, there are no works that analyze the bias in presentation attack detection (PAD) decisions. Hence, we investigate and analyze the demographic bias in iris PAD algorithms in this paper. To enable a clear discussion, we adapt the notions of differential performance and differential outcome to the PAD problem. We study the bias in iris PAD using three baselines (hand-crafted, transfer-learning, and training from scratch) using the NDCLD- 2013 [18] database. The experimental results point out that female users will be significantly less protected by the PAD, in comparison to males.
ConferenceEuropean Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) <28, 2020, Amsterdam/cancelled>
ProjectBundes­ministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF (Deutschland)/
PartHeusdens, Richard (Ed.): 28th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2020. Proceedings. Amsterdam: EURASIP, 2021, pp. 835-839
PartnISBN : 9789082797053