Thesis (M. Sc. (Informatics)) - University of Ulster, 2001.
It is designed for professionals, practitioners and researchers in biometrics, pattern recognition and computer security. The Handbook of Biometrics can be used as a primary textbook for an undergraduate biometrics class. This book is also suitable as a secondary textbook or reference for advanced-level students in computer : Springer US. The stand-alone fingerprint reader is the most common used. It controls access to computer systems, like notebook computer, or various facilities. A built-in fingerprint reader is normally used to control access to the device which it's built into. Many fear that biometrics may lead to a loss of individuality, privacy and freedom. What are Biometrics? The term "biometrics" is derived from the Greek words bio (life) and metric (to measure). For our use, biometrics refers to technologies for measuring and analyzing a person's physiological or behavioral characteristics. These characteristics are unique to individuals hence can be used to verify or identify a person. Hence, Cloud computing is capable of addressing issues related to the Biometric technology, but at the same time, offers new application possibilities for the existing generation of Biometric systems. However, Biometric technology in Cloud is a nontrivial task. Developer attempt to tackle this task must be aware of the following challenges: : Mainak Adhikari.
Additional coverage includes computer vision and pattern recognition, cybersecurity, cognitive computing, soft biometrics, and the social impact of biometric technology. The book will be a valuable reference for researchers, faculty, and practicing professionals working in biometrics and related fields, such as image processing, computer vision. For these reasons, face recognition is considered a natural, less intimidating, and widely accepted biometric identification method [4, 46], and as such, has the potential of becoming the leading biometric technology. The great technological challenge is to perform face recognition automatically, by means of computer algorithms that work. biometric recognition systems must bear in mind that such systems are complex and need to be addressed as such. Second, biometric recognition is an inherently probabilistic endeavor. The automated recognition of indi-viduals offered by biometric systems must be tempered by an awareness of the uncertainty associated with that recognition. Biometrics comes from the words bio and metric. Bio means life while metric means to measure. The biometric system links an event to one individual, while other ID forms, like the personal identification number (PIN), may be used by anyone.
Biometric Authentication for the Cloud Computing: /ch As the data being stored to a distant server away from direct control of user cloud presents various security risks and threat issues associated with the user. Cloud technologies have revolutionized the way we store information and perform various computing tasks. With the rise of this new technology, the ability to secure information stored on the cloud becomes a concern. The Handbook of Research on Securing Cloud-Based Databases with Biometric Applications explores the latest innovations in promoting cloud security through human . Biometrics uses methods for unique recognition of humans based upon one or more intrinsic physical or behavioral traits. In computer science, particularly, biometrics is used as a form of identity access management and access control. It is also used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance. The book consists of 13 chapters, each focusing on a certain aspect of the problem. The use of computers to recognize humans from physical and behavioral traits dates back to the digital computer evolution of the s. But even after decades of research and hundreds of major deployments, the field of biometrics remains fresh and exciting as new technologies are developed.