Advances in Biometrics

Sensors, Algorithms and Systems

  • Nalini K. Ratha
  • Venu Govindaraju

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sensors

    1. Robert K. Rowe, Kristin Adair Nixon, Paul W. Butler
      Pages 3-23
    2. Geppy Parziale
      Pages 25-48
    3. John K. Schneider
      Pages 63-74
    4. Masaki Watanabe
      Pages 75-88
    5. Mitsutoshi Himaga, Katsuhiro Kou
      Pages 89-105
    6. James R. Matey, David Ackerman, James Bergen, Michael Tinker
      Pages 107-131
    7. David Usher, Yasunari Tosa, Marc Friedman
      Pages 133-155
    8. Pradeep Buddharaju, Ioannis Pavlidis, Chinmay Manohar
      Pages 157-180
  3. Algorithms

    1. Sachin S. Kajarekar, Luciana Ferrer, Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg
      Pages 183-201
    2. Jason Pelecanos, Jiří Navrátil, Ganesh N. Ramaswamy
      Pages 203-224
    3. Julian Fierrez, Javier Ortega-Garcia
      Pages 225-245
    4. Lambert Schomaker
      Pages 247-264
    5. Jason Thornton, Marios Savvides, B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar
      Pages 265-285
    6. Hrishikesh Aradhye, Martin Fischler, Robert Bolles, Gregory Myers
      Pages 287-306
    7. Rama Chellappa, Gaurav Aggarwal
      Pages 307-322
    8. Sang-Woong Lee, Seong-Whan Lee
      Pages 323-337
    9. Deborah Thomas, Kevin W. Bowyer, Patrick J. Flynn
      Pages 339-361
    10. Chunyan Xie, B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar
      Pages 363-382
  4. Systems

    1. Annalisa Franco, Davide Maltoni
      Pages 385-406
    2. Terrance E. Boult, Robert Woodworth
      Pages 423-445
    3. Fabio Roli, Luca Didaci, Gian Luca Marcialis
      Pages 447-471
    4. Farzin Deravi
      Pages 473-489
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 491-503

About this book


Biometrics technology continues to stride forward with its wider acceptance and its real need in various new security facets of modern society. From simply logging on to a laptop to crossing the border of a country, biometrics is being called upon to meet the growing challenges of identity management.

With contributions from academia and industry by leading international authorities in the field, this unique book presents a comprehensive treatment of biometrics and offers coverage of the entire gamut of topics in the field, including data acquisition, pattern-matching algorithms, and issues that impact at the system level, such as standards, security, networks, and databases. It has been organized under three sections: sensors, advances in biometric matching algorithms, and topics that deal with issues at the systems level.

Key features:

• Includes new algorithmic advances, including physiological biometrics (face from video, iris at a distance) and behavioral (handwriting, voice) and a strikingly novel modality in headprint biometrics

• Contains new modalities for research, such as infrared and multispectral imaging

• Presents several chapters on the much overlooked area relating to the sensors themselves for the various biometric modalities

• Emphasizes the advances and cutting-edge technologies throughout

• Discusses systems level both from a human-factors point of view and the perspective of networking, databases, privacy and anti-spoofing

• Incorporates chapters devoted to touchless image capture, ultrasonic imaging and swipe methods

Written for researchers and advanced students, this much needed concise volume is an ideal tool to use as a ready reference and captures the very latest in state-of-the-art research, providing readers with a broader and deeper understanding of the topic.

Dr Nalini K. Ratha is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York. He co-edited the successful Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems and also co-authored A Guide to Biometrics Selection and System Design

Professor Venu Govindaraju is Director at the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), University at Buffalo, State University of New York.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nalini K. Ratha
    • 1
  • Venu Govindaraju
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Thomas J. Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-920-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-921-7
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