Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Iris Recognition Algorithms

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_1061

An iris recognition algorithm is a method of matching an iris image to a collection of iris images that exist in a database. There are many iris recognition algorithms that employ different mathematical ways to perform recognition. Breakthrough work by John Daugman led to the most popular algorithm based on Gabor wavelets.

 Iris Acquisition Device

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