Computational Intensive Imaging Blog

SuperIdentity – examining identity in the real and cyber world

December 10, 2012
by Mark Nixon

Professor Mark Nixon

Academics at the University of Southampton, one of eight universities to have secured a government grant to extend its research on biometrics, have been investigating new approaches to biometrics which relate human vision to computer vision to enable recognition of people.

It’s called soft biometrics and essentially concerns using human descriptions within automatic computer vision systems. It forms part of the EPSRC funded SuperIdentity Project which concerns a richer understanding of identity which encompasses aspects that we reveal both in the real world and in the cyber world.

The fusion of cyber and real world measures is what makes this project challenging, exciting and timely. The result will be a more complete and dynamic picture of who someone is, enabling greater input into the identity decision.

For more information visit the SuperIdentity Project website:


Categories: Blog. Tags: biometrics and cybersecurity.