Convolutional Network for EEG-Based Biometric

  • Thiago Schons
  • Gladston J. P. Moreira
  • Pedro H. L. Silva
  • Vitor N. Coelho
  • Eduardo J. S. Luz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10657)


The global expansion of biometric systems promotes the emergence of new and more robust biometric modalities. In that context, electroencephalogram (EEG) based biometric interest has been growing in recent years. In this study, a novel approach for EEG representation, based on deep learning, is proposed. The method was evaluated on a database containing 109 subjects, and all 64 EEG channels were used as input to a Deep Convolution Neural Network. Data augmentation techniques are explored to train the deep network and results showed that the method is a promising path to represent brain signals, overcoming baseline methods published in the literature.



The authors thank UFOP and funding Brazilian agencies CNPq, Fapemig and CAPES. We gratefully acknowledge the support of NVIDIA Corporation with the donation of the Titan X Pascal GPU used for this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Ouro PretoOuro PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil

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