COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Biometrics
Course Code: 
15CSE336
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Biometrics' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction - Biometric fundamentals – Biometric technologies – Biometrics vs traditional techniques – Characteristics of a good biometric system – Benefits of biometrics – Key biometric processes: verification, identification and biometric matching – Performance measures in biometric systems.

Unit 2

Physiological Biometrics - Leading technologies: Finger-scan – Facial-scan – Irisscan – Voice-scan – components, working principles, competing technologies, strengths and weaknesses – Other physiological biometrics: Hand-scan, Retinascan – components, working principles, competing technologies, strengths and weaknesses – Automated fingerprint identification systems. Behavioural Biometrics: Leading technologies: Signature-scan – Keystrokescan – components, working principles, strengths and weaknesses.

Unit 3

Standards in Biometrics - Assessing the Privacy Risks of Biometrics – Designing Privacy - Sympathetic Biometric Systems – Need for standards – different biometric standards - Categorizing biometric applications.

  • Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn, and Arun A. Ross, “Handbook of Biometrics”, Springer, 2008.
  • Paul Reid, Samir Nanavati, Michael Thieme and Raj Nanavati, “Biometrics – Identity Verification in a Networked World”, Wiley-Dream Tech India Private Limited, New Delhi, 2003.
  • John R. Vacca, “Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems”, Elsevier Inc, 2007