Biometric Systems

Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation

  • James Wayman
  • Anil Jain
  • Davide Maltoni
  • Dario Maio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. James Wayman, Anil Jain, Davide Maltoni, Dario Maio
    Pages 1-20
  3. Robert Allen, Pat Sankar, Salil Prabhakar
    Pages 22-61
  4. Richard Wildes
    Pages 63-95
  5. Chengjun Liu, Harry Wechsler
    Pages 97-114
  6. Herbert Gish
    Pages 115-136
  7. D. Maio, D. Maltoni, R. Cappelli, J. L. Wayman, A. K. Jain
    Pages 137-205
  8. P. Jonathon Phillips, Duane Blackburn, Patrick Grother, Elaine Newton, J. Mike Bone
    Pages 207-240
  9. Alvin Martin, Mark Przybocki, Joseph P. Campbell Jr
    Pages 241-262
  10. Herve Jarosz, Jean-Christophe Fondeur
    Pages 263-287
  11. Julian Ashbourn
    Pages 289-309
  12. Kenneth P. Nuger, James L. Wayman
    Pages 311-333
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 361-374

About this book


The use of computers to recognize humans from physical and behavioral traits dates back to the digital computer evolution of the 1960s. But even after decades of research and hundreds of major deployments, the field of biometrics remains fresh and exciting as new technologies are developed andoldtechnologiesareimprovedandfieldedinnewapplications.Wor- wide over the past few years,there has been a marked increase in both g- ernment and private sector interest in large-scale biometric deployments for accelerating human–machine processes, efficiently delivering human services, fighting identity fraud and even combating terrorism. The p- pose of this book is to explore the current state of the art in biometrics- tems and it is the system aspect that we have wished to emphasize. By their nature, biometric technologies sit at the exact boundary of the human–machineinterface.Butlikealltechnologies,bythemselvestheycan provide no value until deployed in a system with support hardware, n- work connections, computers, policies and procedures, all tuned together to work withpeople to improve some real business process within a social structure.


Design/Development Performance Evaluation System Testing algorithms biometrics fingerprint privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • James Wayman
    • 1
  • Anil Jain
    • 2
  • Davide Maltoni
    • 3
  • Dario Maio
    • 3
  1. 1.San Jose State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of BolognaItaly

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