Marta Gomez-Barrero

Marta Gomez-Barrero, Ph.D.

Position: PostDoc
Email: marta.gomez-barrero -at- {,}
Telephone: +49 6151 16 30048

Marta Gomez-Barrero received her MSc degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, in 2011 and 2016, respectively. She has carried out research internships at several worldwide leading groups in biometric recognition such as the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory, part of the NISlab – Norwegian Information Security laboratory, at NTNU i Gjøvik, and the COMLAB, at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy. Since 2016 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP), Germany. Her current research focuses on security and privacy evaluations and template protection schemes. She is the recipient of a number of distinctions, including: EAB European Biometric Industry Award 2015, Siew-Sngiem Best Paper Award at ICB 2015, Archimedes Award for young researches from Spanish MECD and Best Poster Award at ICB 2013.

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Template Protection
  • Security and Privacy Evaluation of Biometric Systems
  • Presentation Attack Detection

Current Offerings

For a list of currently offered bachelor and master theses, please have a look at this page. If you have a specific topic related to my research interests in mind that is not listed on the aforementioned page, please get in touch with me by email.



Journal Articles

  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Javier Galbally, Aythami Morales, Julian Fierrez, „Privacy-Preserving Comparison of Variable-Length Data with Application to Biometric Template Protection“, In IEEE Access, 2017 (to appear) 
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Emanuele Maiorana, Javier Galbally, Patrizio Campisi, Julian Fierrez, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection Based on Homomorphic Encryption“, in Pattern Recognition, Vol. 67, pp. 149-163, July 2017. 
  • Edlira Martiri, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Bian Yang, Christoph Busch, „Biometric Template Protection Based on Bloom Filters and Honey Templates“, In IET Biometrics, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 19-26, January 2017.  
  • Aythami Morales, Julian Fierrez, Ruben Tolosana, Javier Ortega-Garcia, Javier Galbally, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Andre Anjos, Sebastien Marcel, „Keystroke Biometrics Ongoing Competition“, In IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp. 7736-7746, November 2016.  
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Javier Galbally, Christoph Busch, Julian Fierrez, „Unlinkable and irreversible biometric template protection based on Bloom filters“, In Information Sciences, Vol. 370-371, pp. 18-32, November 2016. 

Conference Papers

  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Ulrich Scherhag, Christoph Busch, „Is Your Biometric System Robust to Morphing Attacks?“,  in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), Coventry, UK, April 2017. Finalist for the Best Paper Award.
  • Ulrich Scherhag, R. Ramachandra. Kiran Raja, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christian Rathgeb, Christoph Busch, „On the Vulnerability and Detection of Digital Morphed and Scanned Face Images“, in Proc. International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), Coventry, UK, April 2017.
  • Martin Stokkenes, Morten Sigaard, Kiran Raja, R. Ramachandra, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christoph Busch, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection – A Security Analysis of Binarized Statistical Features for Bloom Filters on Smartphones“, In Proc. 6th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), Oulu (Finland), December 2016
  • Martin Stokkenes, R. Ramachandra, Kiran Raja, Morten Sigaard, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Christoph Busch, „Multi-Biometric Template Protection on Smartphones: An Approach based on Binarized Statistical Features and Bloom Filters“, In Proc. XXI IberoAmerican Congress in Pattern Recognition (CIARP), Lima (Peru), November 2016

A list of earlier publications can be found here.