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CV Prof. Dr. Christoph Busch

Christoph Busch is member of the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He holds a joint appointment with the computer science faculty at Hochschule Darmstadt (HDA), Germany. Further he lectures Biometric Systems at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) since 2007.

He received his PhD in the field of computer graphics in 1997. In the same year he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Fraunhofer IGD) as head of the department Security Technology. Prof. Dr. C. Busch has since been responsible for the acquisition, the management and the control of various applied research and development projects.

On behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) he has been the responsible project coordinator for the project series BioIS, BioFace and BioFinger, BioKeyS Pilot-DB, KBEinweg – all projects dealing with biometric applications in general and performance and security testing in detail. In the European research program he was initiator of multiple projects (e.g. 3D-Face, FIDELITY and iMARS). Further he was/is partner in the projects TURBINE, BEST Network, ORIGINS, INGRESS, PIDaaS, SOTAMD, RESPECT and TReSPAsS. He is also principal investigator in the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE).

Moreover Christoph Busch is co-founder and member of board of the European Association for Biometrics (www.eab.org) that was established in 2011 and assembles in the meantime more than 200 institutional members. In 2020 he founded the Steinbeis Research Center BISE – Biometrics.

Christoph Busch co-authored more than 600 technical papers and has been a speaker at international conferences. He served for various program committees (NIST IBPC, ICB, BTAS, IJCB, ISBA, BSI-Congress, EUROGRAPHICS) and journals as reviewer (e.g. ACM-SIGGRAPH, ACM-TISSEC, IEEE CG&A, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, on Information Forensics and Security, on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the Elsevier Journal Computers & Security). He is also an appointed member of the editorial board of the IET journal on Biometrics and has served previously for the IEEE TIFS journal.

Since 2002 Christoph Busch is a member of the steering committee of the BIOSIG special interest group on Biometrics within the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Furthermore he chairs the biometrics working group of the TeleTrusT association as well as the German standardization body on Biometrics (DIN-NIA37). He is convenor of WG3 in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 on Biometrics.