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1st Edition

The Science of Biometrics
Security Technology for Identity Verification

ISBN 9781498761246
Published July 10, 2018 by Routledge
314 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification covers the technical aspects of iris and facial recognition, focusing primarily on the mathematical and statistical algorithms that run the verification and identification processes in these two modalities.

Each chapter begins with a review of the technologies, examining how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as some of their established market applications. Numerous approaches are examined. Facial recognition is much more of an emerging biometric technology than iris recognition; therefore, there are more algorithms that are currently being developed in that area. After this review, numerous applications of these two modalities are covered as well, some of which have just been commercially deployed while others are under research and development. Chapters 3 and 4 conclude with case studies to provide further application review.

This book is directed to security managers, electronic security system designers, consultants, and system integrators, as well as electronic security system manufacturers working in access control and biometrics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Review of Biometrics

Chapter 3: Iris Recognition

Chapter 4: Facial Recognition

Chapter 5: Final Conclusions

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Ravindra Das is a technical writer for BN.Net, Inc., a leading technical communications company based in Chicago, IL. He has written two books, as well as the online course content for numerous certification exams. He has been published extensively worldwide, and holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.