Developed by Young-Scientist Please note that this is a kid-only workshop
Eligibility:Class IV to X
Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of Humans' unique physical and behavioural characteristics. This is mainly used to identify a person through a technological and scientific authentication method. This is becoming an integral part of information assurance (IA) and cause controversy in the issue of public surveillance by the government and private corporations.
In this workshop, we give your children a chance to get introduced to the basics of this emerging field and gain some hands-on experience with fingerprint analysis. Biometrics is closely related to forensic science which is an interdisciplinary area of expertise.
Identity theft is an integral part of cybercrimes. With increasing methods of identification and authentication, one must be conscious and cautious of third-parties that seek access to a person's biometrics. The biometric data is protected by the right to privacy.
Did you know? It's possible to LOCK your biometric data collected for the Indian "Aadhar Card" and avoid potential misuse.
Ethics of Surveillance
How do we identify a person?
It is generally through their face, name, and perhaps the sound of their voice. Biometric technology provides machines with the capacity to recognise such traits and even more. More reliable methods of identifying a person include fingerprint, iris and retina scanning. The best identifier of a person is their DNA sequence. This procedure is not portable or affordable. It is generally used in forensic science and determination of parentage.
Young-Scientist (YS) was founded in 2015 with the aim to make science simple and fun for children. It provides science enrichment programs that emphasize visual learning and employs hands-on activities.
Are you guys from IIT-Madras?
The YS team comprises of members from a varied background. The founder studied Chemistry in graduate school and built a career in the IT industry spanning two decades.
We have physics majors, chemistry enthusiasts, engineers, science lovers, retired professors, researchers and others in the team - united by our aim to make science accessible to all.
What else do you do besides science workshops?
We organize science camps and run science clubs in schools and apartments. We are passionate about education research and are constantly developing teaching tools, experiment kits, science curriculum, infographics, etc.
We also design YS Exploration Studio - a comprehensive science lab for schools.
I have registered for the workshop/camp. What happens next?
1. Upon successful registration, you'll receive an SMS notification and an email from EventsHigh which can serve as a ticket.
2. The contact number provided will be added to our WhatsApp group in a few days. If you don't have WhatsApp or use a different number for it, or if you haven't been added, please get in touch with us.
3. In addition to the instructions sent via the confirmation email from EventsHigh, we will be updating you on the event and the venue in the WhatsApp group.
4. After the workshop/event is over, a report will be posted in the group along with a link to the Google Photos album containing pictures from the session.
I won't be able to attend a workshop I registered for. What do I do?
Our policy does not allow for cancellation of registration. We request all to plan carefully before purchasing event tickets. If your circumstances are extenuating, please get in touch at least 2 days before the event date through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit your case. Our team will review and decide if we could help you. Your full or partial payment may be allowed to be used for a different workshop. Only when an event is canceled by the organizer will a refund ever be provided.
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
IIT Madras Research Park No.32, Kanagam Rd, Kanagam Periyar Nagar, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113.