COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Biometric Systems
Course Code: 
15ECE326
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Biometric Systems' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Benefits of biometric versus traditional techniques – Key biometric terms and processes – Verification and identification - Enrollment and template creation - Biometric matching. Accuracy in biometric systems: False match rate - False non-match rate - Failure-to-enroll rate - Derived metrics - Equal error rate - Ability-to-verify rate

Unit 2

Physiological biometrics: Finger scan – Facial scan – Iris scan – Components - Working principles - Competing technologies - Strengths and weaknesses – Automated fingerprint Identification systems. Behavioural biometrics signature scan – Keystroke scan – Components - Working principles - Strengths and weaknesses.

Unit 3

Biometric applications: Categorizing biometric applications - Criminal identification - Citizen identification – Surveillance – PC/network access – Physical access/time and attendance - Customer facing applications - E-commerce/telephony – Retail/ ATM/point of sale applications. Biometric markets: Law enforcement - government sector - Financial sector – Healthcare - travel and immigration - Biometric standards.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. Samir Nanavati, Michael Thieme, Raj Nanavati, “Biometrics – Identity Verification in a Networked World”, Wiley-dreamtech India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2003.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. James Wayman, Anil Jain, David Maltoni, Dario Maio (Eds), “Biometric Systems”, Springer International Edition, 2004.
  2. Anil K Jain, Patrick Flynn, Arun A Ross, “Handbook of Biometrics”, Springer, 2008.
  3. John R Vacca, “Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems”, Elsevier Inc, 2007.
  4. Ruud M. Bolle, SharathPankanti, Nalini K. Ratha, Andrew W.Senior, Jonathan H. Connell, “Guide to Biometrics”, Springer, 2009.