Background and activities

Studied Discrete Mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands (MSc 1990, PhD 1994). Worked 10 years at the Netherlands National Communication Security Agency (NLNCSA) as a senior policy member in the area of crypto with a focus on public key crypto and random number generation.

Started 7/2005 as a PostDoc at the Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab) at Gjøvik University College in a project "Authentication in a Health Service Environment". As of 7/2008 I was appointed as Associate Professor at NISlab and specialized in authentication and more specifically biometrics. My main research interest is in behavioural biometrics with many papers on Gait Recognition (recognizing a person by his/her walking style), Keystroke Dynamics (recognizing a person by his/her typing style), and Continuous Authentication (making sure that the person that is using a device is the same as the person that logged on to that device, so detecting a change of user). From 9/2012 I have a full professor position at NISlab. I was also head of NISlab in the period from 7/2009 till 6/2012. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2015

  • Albahbooh, Nabeel Ali; Bours, Patrick. (2015) A Mobile Phone Device as a Biometrics Authentication Method for an ATM Terminal. PROCEEDINGS: The 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2015); The 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2015); The 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2015); The 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom 2015) — CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICom 2015 — ; 26–28 October 2015, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Bours, Patrick; Kiktova, Eva; Pleva, Matus. (2015) Static Audio Keystroke Dynamics. Multimedia Communications, Services and Security 8th International Conference, MCSS 2015, Kraków, Poland, November 24, 2015. Proceedings.
  • Bours, Patrick; Mondal, Soumik. (2015) Continuous Authentication with Keystroke Dynamics. Recent Advances in User Authentication Using Keystroke Dynamics Biometrics.
  • Bours, Patrick; Mondal, Soumik. (2015) Performance evaluation of continuous authentication systems. IET Biometrics. vol. 4 (4).
  • Idrus, Syed Zulkarnain Syed; Cherrier, Estelle; Rosenberger, Christophe; Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Keystroke Dynamics Performance Enhancement With Soft Biometrics. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA); 23 - 25 March 2015, Hong Kong.
  • Iorliam, Aamo; Ho, Anthony T.S.; Poh, Norman; Tirunagari, Santosh; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Data forensic techniques using Benford's law and Zipf's law for keystroke dynamics. 3rd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF2015);3‐4th March 2015, Gjøvik, Norway.
  • Monaco, John V.; Perez, Gonzalo; Tappert, Charles C.; Bours, Patrick; Mondal, Soumik; Rajkumar, Sudalai; Morales, Aythami; Fierrez, Julian; Ortega-Garcia, Javier. (2015) One-handed Keystroke Biometric Identification Competition. The 8th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, ICB; May 19-22 2015, Phuket, Thailand.
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) A Computational Approach to the Continuous Authentication Biometric System. Information Sciences. vol. 304.
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Context independent continuous authentication using behavioural biometrics. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA); 23 - 25 March 2015, Hong Kong.
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Continuous Authentication in a Real World Settings. ICAPR 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition; January 4-7 2015; Kolkata, India.
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Continuous authentication and identification for mobile devices: Combining security and forensics. 2015 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS).
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Does Context matter for the Performance of Continuous Authentication Biometric Systems? An Empirical Study on Mobile Device. BIOSIG 2015: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group.
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Swipe Gesture based Continuous Authentication for Mobile Devices. The 8th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, ICB; May 19-22 2015, Phuket, Thailand.
  • Pleva, Matus; Kiktova, Eva; Juhar, Josef; Bours, Patrick. (2015) Acoustical user identification based on MFCC analysis of keystrokes. Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. vol. 13 (4).

2014

  • Bours, Patrick; Komanpally, Vathsala. (2014) Performance of keystroke dynamics when allowing typing corrections. 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF2014); 27-28th March 2014, Valletta, Malta.
  • Bours, Patrick; Masoudian, Elnaz. (2014) Applying keystroke dynamics on one-time pin codes. 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF2014); 27-28th March 2014, Valletta, Malta.
  • Idrus, Syed Zulkarnain Syed; Cherrier, Estelle; Rosenberger, Christophe; Bours, Patrick. (2014) Soft Biometrics for Keystroke Dynamics: Profiling Individuals While Typing Passwords. Computers & security (Print). vol. 45 (September).
  • Mondal, Soumik; Bours, Patrick. (2014) Continuous Authentication using Fuzzy Logic. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks SIN'14 ; September, 9-11 2014 Glasgow/UK.
  • Motlagh, Mohammad Reza Mahmoudian; Bours, Patrick. (2014) User Identification Based on Eye Gaze Data. Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse (NISK).
  • Wu, Liang; Bours, Patrick. (2014) Content Reconstruction using Keystroke Dynamics: Preliminary Results. Fifth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, EST 2014; Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 10-12 September 2014.

2013

2012

2011

  • Bajrami, Gazmend; Derawi, Mohammad; Bours, Patrick. (2011) Towards an automatic gait recognition system using activity recognition (wearable based). Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway.
  • Balisane, Hewa; Derawi, Mohammad; Bours, Patrick; Ahmed, Waqar; Twigg, Peter. (2011) Gait Recognition in Children under Special Circumstances. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway.
  • Balisane, Hewa; Derawi, Mohammad; Bours, Patrick; Ahmed, Waqar; Twigg, Peter. (2011) Performance of Gait Recognition in Children's Walking Compared to Adults. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway.
  • Bours, Patrick. (2011) Feature Selection in Keystroke Dynamics. Norsk informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse, NISK 2011.
  • Bours, Patrick. (2011) Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway. 2011. ISBN 978-82-91313-67-2.
  • Derawi, Mohammad; Balisane, Hewa; Bours, Patrick; Ahmed, Waqar; Twigg, Peter. (2011) Gait Recognition for Children over a Longer Period. BIOSIG 2011, Proceedings - International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group; 8.-9. September 2011 in Darmstadt.
  • Gafurov, Davrondzhon; Bours, Patrick; Snekkenes, Einar. (2011) User authentication based on foot motion. Signal, Image and Video Processing. vol. 5 (4).
  • Gafurov, Davrondzhon; Busch, Christoph; Bours, Patrick; Yang, Bian. (2011) Fusion in fingerprint authentication: two finger types vs. two scanner types. SAC'11 The 2011 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing; TaiChung, Taiwan — March 21 - 24, 2011.
  • Mjaaland, Bendik Bjørklid; Bours, Patrick; Gligoroski, Danilo. (2011) Walk the Walk: Attacking Gait Biometrics by Imitation. Information Security, 13th International Conference, ISC 2010 Boca Raton, FL, USA, October 2010.
  • Nickel, Claudia; Derawi, Mohammad; Bours, Patrick; Busch, Christoph. (2011) Scenario test of accelerometer-based biometric gait recognition. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway.
  • Seeger, Mark M.; Bours, Patrick. (2011) How to comprehensively describe a biometric update mechnism for keystroke dynamics. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop On Securityand Communication Networks (IWSCN 2011), 18-20 May, 2011, Gjøvik, Norway.

2010

2009