Aberdeen Python User Group 12 April 2023

"Fingerprint Matching with Python" - Dr Carlos Moreno-Garcia

Have you ever wondered how people applied computer vision BEFORE machine learning?

Nowadays, it is very easy to compile thousands of images and train an algorithm to classify almost anything, but without massive amounts of data or high performance computers, people had to resort to clever tactics "back in the day".

In this talk, Dr Carlos Moreno-Garcia (Senior Lecturer, RGU) will show a demo code to manually extract features from human fingerprints and perform matching for the recognition of individuals.

These techniques still have relevance in areas such as biometrics, given the required precision and the few data samples at hand.

After the demo, attendees will be encouraged to run the code and propose their own upgrades, so bring your computer/laptop for maximum engagement!

The format will be:

  • Fingerprint Matching talk
  • Coding challenge based on the talk subject (in small groups or solo)
  • A review of how we did on the challenge

This event is orgnanised by a charity - Code The City. CTC suggests a small donation to help with charity admin costs, but if this is a barrier please just change the ticket price to what you can afford.

We're now back to running physical events backed up with an online option.

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Those attending the physical space meetup should attend at 6pm for pizza and drinks. The coding session (for online attendees) will be from 6.30pm. Doors will be locked from 6.30pm.

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Additional Information

Our physical session starts at 6pm with pizza and drinks.

* 6.30pm onwards - the main talk * A practical coding exercise in small groups or solo * A review of progress

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