Doctoral Symposium

PDF files of Posters from the Doctoral Symposium 
(Note: Only from those students who agreed to release their presentations for posting)

  • [PDF] Biometric Identification Based on the Eye Movements and Graph Matching Techniques (Ioannis Rigas)
  • [PDF] Investigating the Stability of the Biometric Menagerie (Jeffrey Paone)
  • [PDF] Adaptive Quality-Based Performance Prediction and Boosting for Iris Authentication: Methodology and Its Illustration (Jinyu Zuo)
  • [PDF] Ocular Recognition under Non-ideal Conditions (Raghavender Jillela)
  • [PDF] Hybrid Template Update System for Unimodal Biometric Systems (Romain Giot)

Note: The Symposium is open only to mentors and students who have been selected. The symposium will take place on September 24, 2012 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)

Call for Doctoral Symposium Participants

The organizing committee for the IEEE Fifth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS 2012) is seeking students that are near completion or have recently completed their PhD, to apply to the doctoral symposium. The doctoral symposium is a networking event that will offer motivated students an opportunity to interact, receive mentoring, and discuss employment opportunities with senior researchers in academia, industry, and government that have experiences similar to the participating students. The event will culminate with a brief poster session where students can present their research, a complimentary lunch, and a panel session. 

Application Process

Students interested in participating in the doctoral symposium may apply for admittance by emailing the symposium chairs with the following information: 

  • Name, university, department, and advisor(s).
  • An updated copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.
  • Citation and pdf copy of the paper the student will present at the doctoral symposium poster session. Note, this does not need to be a paper in this year’s BTAS proceedings, which allows students to gain more visibility to their other works (e.g. journal papers). 
  • The student’s graduation date or expected graduation date.
  • A one paragraph statement discussing some of the student’s career goals. 


Students will be selected on their recent achievements and how similar their research interests and goals are with participating mentors. Successful applicants are expected to participate in the whole program (approximately one and a half hours). The symposium co-chairs will select participants and reserve the right to consider late applications provided they are given less weight than those submitted by the deadline. Students who are selected must register for the conference.  

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: August 1, 2012
  • Notification deadline: August 31, 2012
  • Doctoral symposium: September 24, 2012 (Monday) 

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Thirimachos Bourlai, West Virginia University  (Thirimachos.Bourlai --AT--
  • Brendan Klare, Noblis (Brendan.klare --AT--

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