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Handbook of Biometrics

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  • © 2008


  • No other single book succinctly captures the advancements made in all aspects of biometrics in recent years while presenting the reader with a fundamental understanding of basic concepts in various biometric traits
  • A comprehensive book with chapters authored by prominent researchers in biometrics

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Table of contents (25 chapters)


About this book

Biometrics is a rapidly evolving field with applications ranging from accessing one’s computer to gaining entry into a country. The deployment of large-scale biometric systems in both commercial and government applications has served to increase the public’s awareness of this technology. This rapid growth has highlighted the challenges associated with designing and deploying biometric systems. Indeed, the problem of biometric authentication is a Grand Challenge in its own right.

Significant growth in biometric research in recent years has resulted in the development of innovative sensors, new algorithms, enhanced test methodologies and novel applications. The Handbook of Biometrics comprises chapters authored by prominent Biometric researchers describing the fundamentals and the latest innovations in their areas of expertise. This unique and timely volume is designed for researchers and advanced-level students in computer science. It is also suitable for Biometric and Computer Security professionals.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

    Anil K. Jain

  • Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA

    Patrick Flynn

  • Dept. of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

    Arun A. Ross

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