Handbook of Biometrics

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Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A. Ross
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 23, 2007 - 556 pages
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Biometric recognition, or simply Biometrics, is a rapidly evolving field with applications ranging from accessing one's computer to gaining entry into a country. Biometric systems rely on the use of physical or behavioral traits, such as fingerprints, face, voice and hand geometry, to establish the identity of an individual. The deployment of large-scale biometric systems in both commercial (e.g., grocery stores, amusement parks, airports) and government (e.g., US-VISIT) applications has served to increase the public's awareness of this technology. This rapid growth has also highlighted the challenges associated with designing and deploying biometric systems. Indeed, the problem of biometric recognition is a "Grand Challenge" in its own right. The past five years has seen a significant growth in biometric research resulting in the development of innovative sensors, robust and efficient algorithms for feature extraction and matching, enhanced test methodologies and novel applications. These advances have resulted in robust, accurate, secure and cost effective biometric systems.

The Handbook of Biometrics -- an edited volume contributed by prominent invited researchers in Biometrics -- describes the fundamentals as well as the latest advancements in the burgeoning field of biometrics. It is designed for professionals composed of practitioners and researchers in Biometrics, Pattern Recognition and Computer Security. The Handbook of Biometrics can be used as a primary textbook for an undergraduate biometrics class. This book is also suitable as a secondary textbook or reference for advanced-level students in computer science.

 

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Contents

Introduction to Biometrics
1
Fingerprint Recognition
23
Face Recognition
43
Iris Recognition
71
Hand Geometry Recognition
91
Gait Recognition
109
The Ear as a Biometric
130
Voice Biometrics
151
Multispectral Face Recognition
293
Multibiometrics Using Face and Ear
315
Incorporating Ancillary Information in Multibiometric Systems
334
The Law and the Use of Biometrics
357
Biometric System Security
380
Spoof Detection Schemes
403
Linkages between Biometrics and Forensic Science
425
Biometrics in the Government Sector
460

A Palmprint Authentication System
171
OnLine Signature Verification
189
3D Face Recognition
210
Automatic Forensic Dental Identification
231
Hand Vascular Pattern Technology
252
Introduction to Multibiometrics
271
Biometrics in the Commercial Sector
479
Biometrics Standards
509
Biometrics databases
528
Index
549
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