Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition

  • Davide Maltoni
  • Dario Maio
  • Anil K. Jain
  • Salil Prabhakar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-56
  3. Pages 57-95
  4. Pages 167-233
  5. Pages 303-339
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 417-494

About this book


With their proven distinctiveness and stability over time, fingerprints continue to be the most widely used anatomical characteristic in systems that automatically recognize a person's identity.
This markedly enhanced second edition provides in-depth coverage of the recent advances and practices in fingerprint recognition. Readers will find comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all the major concepts, topics, and systems and security issues associated with fingerprint recognition systems. Written with the same formula that made the success of the first edition, this unique professional reference includes state-of-the-art techniques in fingerprint matching, and covers developments in sensor technology, performance evaluation, international standards, and system security.
Features & Benefits:
* Covers the latest research in fingerprint recognition algorithms and techniques
* Reviews recent guidelines for scanner quality evaluation and certification, and provides examples of new fingerprint sensors
* Provides introductory material on all components and modules of a fingerprint recognition system
* Covers evaluations of fingerprint recognition algorithms and interoperability, including: FpVTE, MINEX, FVC2004 and FVC2006
* Integrates numerous supporting graphs, tables, charts, and performance data
*Examines the design of secure fingerprint systems
* Supplies an extensive annotated bibliography of citations and literature sources.
* Contains helpful chapter overviews and summaries and consistent notation, for ease of use and accessibility
The revised edition of this indispensible reference, written by leading international researchers, covers all critical aspects of fingerprint security systems and technology. It is an essential resource for all security and biometrics professionals, researchers, practitioners, developers, and systems administrators, and can serve as an easy-to-read reference for a graduate course on biometrics.
Davide Maltoni is associate professor in the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Systems (DEIS) at the University of Bologna, where he also co-directs the Biometrics Systems Laboratory (BioLab).
Dario Maio is full professor in the University of Bologna’s DEIS and a co-director of the BioLab. He holds two patents on fingerprint liveness detection.
Anil K. Jain is university-distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the IEEE, ACM and IAPR and holds six patents on algorithms for fingerprint recognition.
Salil Prabhakar is the Chief Scientist of DigitalPersona Inc., a leading provider of fingerprint identity solutions for consumers, enterprises, and custom application developers.
Key Topics
* Fingerprint individuality
* Fingerprint sensing
* Biometric fusion
* Synthetic fingerprint generation
* Minutiae detection
* Fingerprint system security
* Performance evaluation
* Feature extraction, matching, and indexing.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Davide Maltoni
    • 1
  • Dario Maio
    • 1
  • Anil K. Jain
    • 2
  • Salil Prabhakar
    • 3
  1. 1.Biometric Systems Lab (DEIS)Università di BolognaCesenaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.DigitalPersona, Inc.Redwood CityUSA

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