European Biometrics Research Award 2014 to Laurent El-Shafey

On 10 September 2014 the jury of the 8th European Biometrics Research and Industry Award has selected the three laureates of the 2014 edition of this prestigious competition.

The winner of the European Biometrics Research Award is Laurent El-Shafey from the Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland) for his thesis “Scalable Probabilistic Models: Applied to Face Identification in the Wild”.

Patrizio Campisi, Chairman of the award and full professor at the Department of Applied Electronics at the Università degli Studi "Roma TRE" (Rome, Italy) says about the 2014 edition: “It is great to see so such high level presentations and excellent motivations by the three finalists. This benefits the dynamics and quality of biometrics research in Europe”.

More information about the finalists presentations and papers is available on the EAB website: