Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Profile

University Carlos III de Madrid (http://www.uc3m.es) is one of Spain’s most prestigious technical Universities. Due to its public, non-profit nature, the exploitation and dissemination strategies of University Carlos III de Madrid largely coincide on its main objective, which is to use research results to advance and progress scientific knowledge. Exploitation of research achievements is carried out along two activities: educational in which existing and well established knowledge and methods are diffused among the attendants of the University lectures and activities, and research into advancements and extensions of the understanding of scientific disciplines. To this end, University Carlos III de Madrid relies on a pool of expert human resources and its reputation, which is based on past achievements, helping to attract the top choice of prospective students and research associates.
Research at University Carlos III de Madrid has always been one of the basic pillars of the University’s activities, both to improve teaching and to generate new knowledge and new lines of research.

Within University Carlos III de Madrid, the Electronics Technology Dpt. has 5 Research Groups. Among them, the University Group for Identification Technologies (GUTI – http://www.guti.UC3Mm.es) has a great experience in Biometrics, Smart Cards and Security in Identification Systems. The work in R&D lines has leaded to hold the Secretariat in the Spanish Mirror Subcommittee in Biometrics (AEN/CTN71/SC37) and the Chair in the Spanish Mirror Subcommittee in Identification Cards (AEN/CTN71/SC17). They are also experts in SC27.

Role in the project

University Carlos III de Madrid will provide their expertise and know-how in ID documents (including National ID documents and passports), as well as in biometrics. They will provide assessment on the threats that this kind of applications and products will face, and the recommendations to minimize the risk and its impact. Furthermore, their broad participation in standardisation bodies (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17, SC27, SC37 and CEN TC224) will provide the project with the support needed to get all the results aligned with current standards, as well as provide the needs of new standardisation activities to be forwarded to the relevant standardisation body.