Iris Recognition



The use of the ocular region as a biometric trait has gained impetus, especially due to significant advancements made in iris recognition since 1993. The ocular region of the human face consists of the eyes and the surrounding structures such as facial skin, eyebrows, and nose bridge (Figure 4.1). While various components of the eye have been proposed as biometric indicators (viz., iris, retina, and conjunctival vasculature), it is the iris that has been extensively studied in the biometrics literature and used in large-scale biometric systems.


Iris Image Iris Recognition Geodesic Active Contour Iris Code Iris Recognition System 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Jain
    • 1
  • Arun A. Ross
    • 2
  • Karthik Nandakumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Infocomm Research A*STARFusionopolisSingapore

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