Some Advances and Challenges in Live Biometrics, Personnel Management, and Other “Human Being” Applications

  • Leonid Kompanets


In the paper, the results of transdisciplinary scientific-technical analysis of current state-of-the-art in “human being” fields, and some author’s insights and specific studies are presented.

It is shown that transdisciplinary development direction in “human being” fields is the qualitative broadening of knowledge about human, especially about his cognition-personality features. For example, in disciplines concerning human - quite a current issue is the change (shift) of the actual paradigm in the direction of the novel understanding of reality, existence, and human nature; in management - solving of the basic problem of the evaluation of mental workers (personnel) effectiveness and the creation of synergic work teams; in net communication — providing a higher level of security than with PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) by the creation of live biometrics techniques; in computer aided human work — urgent development of artificial intelligence methods; in smart environments creation — the study of the technologies of interpretation of human behavior and interactions coordination.

Selected systemic problems are also discussed: biometric myths and an inevitability of different kind identification errors; fusion of biometrics; abilities of modern cognitive vision; emergence of novel direction in biometrics — “asymmetry” live biometrics.

As new studies, there are presented some ideas, sketches and opportunities, namely: 1) ophthalmogeometric biometric technique, 2) face asymmetry biometric technique, 3) Czestochowa’s model of an asymmetric face, 4) S. Dellinger’s geometric typology of personality and T. Valchuk’s mental one. A. Anuashvili’s typology, which bases on the objective parameter measurement of brain hemispheres functioning, are discussed. Simultaneously, new instruments (pseudo-information criteria, algorithms of biometric feature measurement, and holistic manner of results interpretation) are discussed.

Key words

Live biometrics Artificial intelligence Personnel management Personnel typologies Ophthalmogeometry Face asymmetry Brain asymmetry Information theoretic measure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonid Kompanets
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer & Information Sciences, Center for Intelligent Multimedia TechniquesCzestochowa University of TechnologyCzestochowaPoland

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