IMT6121 - Behavioural Biometrics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project adjusting presentation
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project adjusting presentation 100/100

Course content

The course is taught every year, both in spring and fall semester. The course deals with analysis of human behaviour related to identification or authentication of individuals, as well as soft biometric analysis of behavioural information. Additional to general biometric analysis is also Continuous Authentication covered. Any modalities related to human behaviour are included, such as voice, keystroke dynamics, signature, mouse dynamics, textual analysis and/or gaming behaviour.

Learning outcome

Objectives: Give the candidates an improved understanding of Different general authentication mechanisms Selected authentication methods: passwords/PIN, gait, signature, keystroke dynamics, mouse dynamics The concept of Continuous Authentication Technics to test authentication methods

Knowledge: The candidate possesses thorough knowledge of the security of knowledge based authentication systems. The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in the theory, design and evaluation of Behavioural Biometric Systems. The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in the theory, design, and evaluation of Continuous Authentication Systems. The candidate is capable of applying his/her knowledge in the field of IT-security. The candidate is capable of updating his/her own knowledge in authentication related topics.

Skills: The candidate is capable of using relevant scientific methods in independent research and analysis in biometrics. The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of various literature sources on authentication methods. The candidate know relevant authentication methods and terminology.

General competence: The candidate is capable of taking part in debates in national and international fora within the field of authentication and behavioural biometrics. The candidate is capable of working independently in the field of biometrics and is familiar with biometric terminology. The candidate is capable of analyzing relevant professional and research publications in behavioural biometrics.

Learning methods and activities


-Project work


Additional information: This course will be mainly self-study with supervision of the lecturer. Compulsory requirements: None

Further on evaluation

Re-sit/Utfyllende om kontinuasjon: The whole course needs to be repeated

Forms of assessment / Vurderingsformer: The final grade is based upon written report and an oral presentation (adjusting oral presentation). The student must provide a report on a topic that is chosen by the lecturer. The student must present the topic in a short presentation.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Information Security and Communication Technology (PHISCT)

Course materials

A reader written by the lecturer is handed out to the candidates at the beginning of the course. Additional course material is availble in Blackboard.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Project adjusting presentation

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project adjusting presentation 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project adjusting presentation 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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