Olegs Nikisins

Welcome! Currently I am a PostDoc on Vein Biometric Recognition at Idiap in the biometric research team. The project I am involved in is called BIOWAVE, for more information: BIOWAVE project

Short Biography

Olegs Nikisins obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Riga Technical University & Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (IECS) in 2013, where he worked as a researcher (2007-2016, IECS, Riga, Latvia). His primary research and development experience is related to Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques with application to biometrics (http://bite.edi.lv/) (face recognition, multi-modal biometrics, recognition of palm veins and ridges), medical imaging and other industry oriented tasks. After receiving a PhD Olegs carried out a research in Aalborg University (AAU, Denmark) in the field of multi-modal face recognition. In AAU he collected a database of synchronized RGB, 3D and Thermal facial images and designed a three-modal face recognition system / algorithm. Besides biometric-related research Olegs participated in various Computer Vision based projects: segmentation of blood vessels in medical scans of the lungs, recognition of traffic signs, real time recognition of playing cards, design of control system for manufacturing of electronic components.


Riga Technical University & Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (Riga, Latvia) Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering (Dr.Sc.Ing) - October 2013

Professional Experience

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (Riga, Latvia) 
Researcher (September 2007 - February 2016) 
Duties: Member of biometrics research group; research in the field of biometrics, computer vision and machine learning.

Aalborg University, Visual Analysis of People Laboratory (Aalborg, Denmark) 
Visiting researcher (November 2013 - January 2014) 
Duties: Research in the field of multi-modal face recognition.


For a complete list of my publications please visit my ResearchGate profile: Olegs Nikisins on ResearchGate



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