Dr.-Ing. Philipp Terhörst
- Machine Learning for Biometrics (in English)
Dr. Philipp Terhörst is a research group leader at Paderborn University working on “Responsible AI for Biometrics”. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2021 from the Technical University of Darmstadt for his work on “Mitigating Soft-Biometric Driven Bias and Privacy Concerns in Face Recognition Systems” and worked at the Fraunhofer IGD from 2017 to 2022. He was also an ERCIM fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology funded by the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. His interest lies in responsible machine learning algorithms in the context of biometrics. This includes the topics of fairness, privacy, explainability, uncertainty, and confidence. Dr. Terhörst is the author of several publications in conferences and journals such as CVPR and IEEE TIFS and regularly works as a reviewer for e.g. TPAMI, TIP, PR, BTAS, ICB. For his scientific work, he received several awards such as from the European Association for Biometrics and the International Joint Conference for Biometrics. He furthermore participated in the ’Software Campus’ Program, a management program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).