Biometrics: Technologies, Systems and Challenges
Friday, November 7, 2003, 13:00pm - Friday, November 7, 2003, 14:00pm
Biometrics is an emerging field of technology using unique and measurable physical, biological, or behavioral characteristics that can be processed electronically to establish identification, and to perform identity verification or automated recognition of a living person. These physical attributes include facial appearance, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retina, veins, and voice. Biometric systems verify or identify a person's identity based on unique physical attributes. Biometric technologies are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solutions. The need for biometrics can be found in federal, state and local governments, in the military, and in commercial applications. This seminar introduces the basic concepts of biometrics, the cutting edge biometric technologies and systems. Also, this seminar will discuss the vulnerability of the biometric systems and the challenges of biometrics.