Course - Biometrics - IMT4126
IMT4126 - Biometrics
Examination arrangement: Term Paper
Grade: Letter grades
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-General overview of biometric systems -Design of biometric systems -Authentication vs. Identification -Performance analysis -Biological characteristics: Fingerprint, vein, face, iris, periocular -Behavioural characteristics: Keystroke dynamics, gait, signature, voice -Multimodal biometrics -Continuous biometric authentication -Biometric sample quality -Privacy and template protection -Presentation attacks: artefacts and possibilities for mimicking -Biometric standards -Biometric applications
Knowledge: -The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in Biological and Behavioural Biometrics. -The candidate possesses thorough knowledge about theory and scientific methods relevant for design, development and operation of biometric access control systems. -The candidate is capable of applying his/her knowledge in new fields of IT-security systems. -The candidate is capable of updating his/her own knowledge in authentication related topics.
Skills: -The candidate is capable of analyzing existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field of biometrics and working independently on solving theoretical and practical problems. -The candidate can use relevant scientific methods in independent research and development in biometrics. -The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of various literature sources and applying them in structuring and formulating scientific reasoning in biometrics. -The candidate is capable of carrying out an independent limited research or development project in biometrics under supervision, following the applicable ethical rules.
General competence: -The candidate is capable of analyzing problems in biometrics. -The candidate is capable of applying his/her biometric knowledge and skills in new fields, in order to accomplish advanced tasks and projects. -The candidate can work independently and is familiar with biometric terminology (i.e. ISO/IEC 2382-37). -The candidate is capable of discussing professional problems, analyses and conclusions in the field of biometrics, both with specialists and with general audience. -The candidate is capable of contributing to innovation. -The candidate is capable of taking part in debates in national and international fora within the field of authentication and behavioural biometrics.
Learning methods and activities
-Lectures -Project work -Tutoring Additional information: -Students shall provide a research report (term paper) on a topic that is chosen by the student in coordination with the teachers.
Coursework requirement: 10 of 13 assignments must be approved
Further on evaluation
The course is graded based on a written report. The students will select a project (term paper) topic at the start of the course and at the end of the course they will deliver a report and present the content in a short presentation.
During the semester the students will be get weekly exercises of which at least 10 have to be passed as a mandatory part of the course.
There will be no re-sit exam in summer (August). Students who have passed the mandatory part of the course do not need to do this again in case they retake the course.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Information Security (MIS)
Information Security (MISD)
Course is based on scientific articles provided to the students. Other recommended literature is, such as -LI , S . Z. , AND JAIN, A. K. , Eds. Handbook of Face Recognition. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011. -MALTONI , D. , MAIO, D. , JAIN, A. K. , AND PRABHAKAR , S . Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition. Springer, 2009. -WAYMAN, J . , JAIN, A. , MALTONI , D. , AND MAI O, D. , Biometric Systems. Springer, 2005. -JAIN, L.C. , HALICI, U. , HAYASHI, I. ; LEE, S.B., TSUTSUI, S. Intelligent Biometric Techniques in Fingerprint and Face Recognition. CRC Press, 1999. -TUYLS, P., SKROIC, B., KEVENAAR, T. Security with Noisy Data. Springer, 2007
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Information Security
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Examination arrangement: Term Paper
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