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Continuous Authentication – Still a Thing after 20 years?

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Title: Continuous Authentication – Still a Thing after 20 years?
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Terence Sim, National University of Singapore
When: January 17, 2024 at 11 am Beijing Time (8:30 am IST, 7 pm PST, 10 pm ET on 16 Jan 2024)
Where: Online (Zoom)

Recording of the Webinar


In this webinar, the speaker will explore the concept of Continuous Authentication (CA), a security measure where a computer system continuously verifies the identity of the user during a session. This approach is contrasted with One-Time Authentication (OTA), which only verifies identity at the session’s start. Although CA was first proposed in 2000, it has gained significant attention recently due to the widespread use of smartphones and IoT devices. The webinar will cover the evolution and progress of CA over the past twenty years, addressing the key challenges it faces and suggesting potential areas for future research. CA is intended to enhance, not replace, OTA methods.

About The Speaker

Dr. Terence Sim is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Vice Dean for the NUS Office of Admissions. Over 2 decades, Dr. Sim has conducted research in Biometrics, Computer Vision, Computational Photography, and Privacy in Images. He served as Second Vice President in the International Association for Pattern Recognition from 2020 to 2022, and is still chairing a committee there. He is also active in the IEEE Biometrics Council, where for the past two years he chaired the Selection Working Group for the annual awards given by the Council. Dr. Sim obtained his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, his MSc from Stanford University in 1991, and his SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. He is also a proud alumnus of Raffles Institution, the oldest school in Singapore.


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