Encyclopedia of Biometrics

Living Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil K. Jain


Biometrics refers to automated methods of recognizing a person based on physiological or behavioral characteristics. The Encyclopedia of Biometrics provides a comprehensive reference to topics in Biometrics, including concepts, modalities, algorithms, devices, systems, security, performance testing, applications and standardization.

With an A–Z format, the Encyclopedia of Biometrics provides easy access to relevant information on all aspects of biometrics for those seeking entry into this broad field. The Encyclopedia is composed of approximately 250 overview entries, and 800 definitional entries.

Each entry includes a definition, key words, list of synonyms, list of related entries, illustration(s), applications, and a bibliography. Most entries include useful literature references providing the reader with a portal to more detailed information. The style of the entries is expository and tutorial, making the encyclopedia a practical resource for experts in the field and professionals in other fields.

Editors and affiliations

  • Stan Z. Li
    • 1
  • Anil K. Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Center Biometrics Research & Security Nat'l. Lab of Pattern RecognitionChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27733-7
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Number Of Entries 90