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Mr Timibloudi Stephen Enamamu

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timibloudi.enamamu@plymouth.ac.uk

Bioelectrical User Authentication

Portability has added more value to computer devices with mobile devices like smart phones of today well integrated with more functionality than the phones of the past. Usage of these mobile devices is increasing with more mobile data network expansion, therefore there is a need for better user authentication design because they can easily be misplaced or stolen creating room for devices to be compromised. The present approach for user authentication is cumbersome and fails to take into account the human factor. The point of entry mechanism is an intrusive interface that forces users to authenticate. Transparent authentication using biometrics provides the opportunity for more convenient and secure authentication and is arguably more intuitive than secret-knowledge or token-based approaches. The ability to apply biometrics in a transparent manner introduces a range of additional problems, such as how to control and adapt to the changing environment. As such, research is required to investigate new modalities that would more easily operate within the constraints of a continuous and transparent authentication system.

The Mphil stage will focus on establishing the feasibility of utilising bioelectrical signals obtained from a new range of sensor technology being currently developed. The initial experiment will focus upon signals obtained from non-intrusive mobile technologies (e.g. iPhone Health App) and look to develop feature extraction and classification algorithms

Mr Timibloudi Stephen Enamamu

Director of studies: Prof. Nathan L Clarke
Other supervisors: Dr Paul S Haskell-Dowland, Dr Fudong Li

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