Gabriel E. Hine

Postdoc Researcher



BIO

  • I was born in Braintree (UK) in May 1990. I moved to Rome (IT) in 1993.
  • I'm currently a Postdoc researcher at BioMedia4n6 lab. My main research areas are in Signal Processing applied to Information Security and Biometrics.
  • I received my Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering (cum laude) at Roma Tre University in February 2013 with the thesis "Biometric Systems Security: Attacks and Countermeasures".
  • After the Bachelor's Degree, I worked for a few months on 3D Ultrasonic Imaging for Basilicata University as part of the project PRIN 2011/2012.
  • In October 2015, I got my Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technology Engineering (cum laude) at Roma Tre University with the thesis "Biometric Cryptosystems Development".
  • From November 2015 to October 2018, I followed my PhD program in Applied Electronics at Roma Tre University with the thesis "Anonymous Biometrics".
  • During summer 2016, I worked at Telefonica(I+D), Barcelona, Spain, as a visiting researcher, as part of the European H2020 project ENCASE (ENhancing seCurity and privAcy in the Social wEb: a user-centered approach for the protection of minors).

    • About Me

      •  Funky Drummer
      •  Climber (beginner)
      •  Ex-skater


  • CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

    • POSTDOC RESEARCHER
    • in the Biometric Systems and Multimedia Forensics Lab
    • of the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University.
    • Joined on November 2018
    • Supervisor: Prof. P. Campisi
  • FELLOWSHIP AND ASSIGNMENTS

    • INTERNSHIP, TELEFONICA I+D, BARCELONA, SPAIN
    • July 2016 - September 2016
    • Internship as part of the European H2020 project ENCASE: ENhancing seCurity and privAcy in the Social wEb: a user-centered approach for the protection of minors
    • Activity: Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chan's Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web.
    • Research Manager: Jeremy Blackburn
    • RESEARCH COLLABORATION, ROMA TRE UNIVERSITY
    • april 2015
    • Research collaboration (Fellowship) as part of the project ASTRON: ADAPTIVE SOFTWARE DEFINED TERABIT TRANSCEIVER FOR FLEXIBLE OPTICAL NETWORKS
    • Activity: Study of a long-haul All Optical OFDM transmission system with coherent modulation
    • Research Manager: Prof. G. Cincotti
    • COLLABORATION FELLOWSHIP, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - ROMA TRE UNIVERSITY
    • May 2014 - February 2015
    • Biometric Systems and Multimedia Forensics Lab.
    • Activity: Multimode Biometric System's Vulnerabilities Analysis
    • Research Manager: Prof. P. Campisi
    • RESEARCH COLLABORATION, BASILICATA UNIVERSITY
    • August - October 2013
    • Research collaboration in the framework of the PRIN Project 2010/2011
    • Activity: Implementation of an experimental set-up for acquisition and processing of 3D echographic images for biometric recognition purposes.
    • Research Manager: Prof. A. Iula
  • EDUCATION

    • PhD Student in APPLIED ELECTRONICS
    • in the Biometric Systems and Multimedia Forensics Lab
    • of the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University.
    • Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2018
    • Supervisor: Prof. P. Campisi
    • Master's Degree in INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
    • awarded on October 22nd 2015
    • by Roma Tre University.
    • Final Mark: 110/110 cum laude
    • Thesis: DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMETRIC CRYPTOSYSTEMS
    • Supervisor: Prof. P. Campisi
    • Bachelor's Degree in ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
    • awarded on February 27th 2013
    • by Roma Tre University.
    • Final Mark: 110/110 cum laude
    • Thesis: BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS SECURITY
    • Supervisor: Prof. P. Campisi
  • OTHER EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

    • EURASIP Summer School on Signal Processing: Signal Processing meets Deep Learning, 4 - 8 September 2017, Capri(Italy)
    • De-Identification for Privacy Protection in Multimedia Content, 13-16 February 2017, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
    • 13th IAPR/IEEE/Eurasip Int.l Summer school for Advanced Studies on Biometrics, 20-24 June 2016, Alghero(Italy)
    • Cineca 12th Advanced School on Parallel Computing, 15 - 29 February 2016, Bologna (Italy)
    • Workshop R - The free software for statistical computing , 4 - 8 May 2015, Rome (Italy)
    • Cineca Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing in C++, 13 - 15 April 2015, Rome (Italy)
    • Cineca 23rd Summer School on Parallel Computing, 14 - 25 July 2014, Rome (Italy)
    • HDRi summer school (Cost Action IC1005 - The digital capture, storage, transmission and display of real-world lighting), 22 - 24 September 2013, Heraklion (Greece)
  • SKILLS

    • Matlab, C/C++, CUDA, Python, OpenMP, MPI, R, Mathematica, HTML, WebDesign


  • Book Chapters

  • Journals

  • Conferences

    Maiorana E, Hine G E and Campisi P (2013), "On the vulnerability of an EEG-based biometric system to hill-climbing attacks", In Proceedings of the IEEE Sixth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), 2013.
    BibTeX:
    														@inproceedings{11590_174356,
    														  author = { Maiorana E and Hine G E and Campisi P },
    														  title = {On the vulnerability of an EEG-based biometric system to hill-climbing attacks},
    														  booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Sixth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), 2013},
    														  year = {2013},
    														  doi = {10.1109/BTAS.2013.6712726}
    														}
    														


  • 2015-2016:

    • "Signal Theory" ("Teoria dei Segnali") for the "Laurea" degree at the Università degli Studi di Roma "Roma Tre".
    • "Biometric Systems" ("Sistemi Biometrici") for the "Laurea Magistrale" degree at the Università degli Studi di Roma "Roma Tre".
  • 2014-2015:

    • "Signal Theory" ("Teoria dei Segnali") for the "Laurea" degree at the Università degli Studi di Roma "Roma Tre".
    • "Biometric Systems" ("Sistemi Biometrici") for the "Laurea Magistrale" degree at the Università degli Studi di Roma "Roma Tre".


  • EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 : "ENhancing seCurity and privAcy in the Social wEb: a user-centered approach for the protection of minors" (ENCASE), 2016-2019 More info.
  • PRIN 2011/2012: "CMUT-based open research platform for the improvement of medical ultrasonography through the development of new imaging and signal processing strategies" More info.




  • 2018-2019:

    • Lecturer for the course "Biometric Systems" ("Sistemi Biometrici") for the "Laurea Magistrale" degree at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.
  • 2017-2018:

    • Lecturer for the course "Biometric Systems" ("Sistemi Biometrici") for the "Laurea Magistrale" degree at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.
  • 2016-2017:

    • Lecturer for the course "Biometric Systems" ("Sistemi Biometrici") for the "Laurea Magistrale" degree at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

  • Laboratorio Didattico di Sistemi Biometrici

    • Come parte integrante del corso di Sistemi Biometrici, il Dott. Hine tiene il corso di Laboratorio Didattico.
    • Il corso ha lo scopo di fornire agli studenti gli strumenti necessari per l'analisi, il progetto e l'implementazione di sistemi di autenticazione biometrica.
    • Il corso è suddiviso in ore di didattica frontale e di laboratorio.
    • Durante la didattica frontale, oltre a rimarcare i concetti teorici, dandone una interpretazione pratica ed ingegneristica, il corso si propone di fornire allo studente le capacità tecniche per poter analizzare, progettare ed implementare un generico sistema di elaborazione numerica.
    • In particolare, vengono trattati argomenti quali:
      • programmazione Matlab avanzata;
      • tecniche di vettorizzazione del codice;
      • gestione della memoria per problemi di medio/grandi dimensioni.
      • cenni di programmazione parallela: multi-core & many-cores (GPU)
    • Durante il semestre, gli studenti vengono invitati ad implementare un sistema biometrico od una componente di supporto ad esso.
    • Normalemente, questi progetti si compongono di uno studio di uno o più articoli, l'implementazione pratica del sistema studiato, l'analisi delle prestazioni ed una successiva presentazione orale del lavoro svolto.