Dr. Julian Fierrez

Julian Fierrez received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Since 2002 he has been affiliated with the Biometric Recognition Group - ATVS, first at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and since 2004 at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, where he currently holds a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. As part of that fellowship, he has recently spent a 2-year period as visiting researcher at Michigan State University in USA. In the past, he has also conducted 3-month research visits at Halmstad University in Sweden (2003), Bologna University in Italy (2004), Michigan State University in USA (2005), and University of Surrey in UK (2006).

His research interests and areas of expertise include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics, with emphasis on signature and fingerprint verification, multi-biometrics, biometric databases, and system security. Dr. Fierrez has been and is actively involved in European projects focused on biometrics (e.g. FP6 BioSec IP, FP6 BioSecure NoE, and FP7 BBFor2 Marie Curie ITN), and is the recipient of a number of research distinctions, including: best poster paper at AVBPA 2003, Rosina Ribalta award to the best Spanish Ph.D. proposal in ICT in 2005, best Ph.D. thesis in computer vision and pattern recognition in 2005-2007 by the IAPR Spanish liaison (AERFAI), Motorola best student paper at ICB 2006, EBF European Biometric Industry Award 2006, and IBM best student paper at ICPR 2008.





European Commission

EU Horizon 2020



Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)



European Association for Signal Processing



Morpho - Safran group


EAB European Association for Biometrics


Biometrics Institute




University of Sassari