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Winchester cafe Sci: "New Approaches to Biometrics"

Tonight's Cafe Sci in Winchester will be lead by Prof Mark Nixon from the School of electronics and computer science at University of Southampton, who will be talking about "New approaches to Biometrics".

Biometrics are becoming more common: people use automated face recognition and automated iris analysis at UK airports to speed progress through immigration. The main biometrics are face, iris and fingerprint though there are new topics around. Mark will talk about the new material, how we can be recognised by the way we walk and the even newer approaches which we employ the way we describe each other.

The Bridge Patisserie will be open for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Patisserie's delicious cakes.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee  and cakes to show your support for the Bridge Patisserie who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Hosted by: Paula Kennedy, Organiser for Winchester Cafe Scientifique

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  • Active Hampshire

    Science Section, Active Hampshire Social

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    Venue for Cafe Sci talks & social events. 9-13 London St, Basingstoke

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