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Biometrics - Advanced Identity Verification : The Complete Guide - Julian Ashbourn

Biometrics - Advanced Identity Verification : The Complete Guide

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This in-depth grounding in biometrics, specifically those applied to individual identity verification, serves as a reference for the academic researcher or student of biometrics and even has something to offer the nontechnical reader. The CD-ROM contains interesting utilities for Microsoft Windows environments.

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"Biometrics (BM) bring a new dimension to individual identity verification. ... The book deals with this interesting subject both in theory and practise. It provides an in depth grounding in the subject of BM for all those interested in identity verification. ... The book is written in a very readable and comfortable style." (Michal Hajny, Neural Network World, Vol. 16 (1), 2006)

"Ashbourn's experience in designing biometric verification systems is obviously extensive, and this book attempts an overview of the field from its earliest incarnations to the present day. ... Biometrics gives a nice summary of the process of designing identification systems ... ." (Brooke L. Magnanti, Science & Justice, Vol. 41 (2), 2001)

"If you are contemplating installing biometric authentication or access control and are new to the field, this is the book for you. It outlines the types of devices available and takes you through the decisions and steps needed in a biometric project. Biometrics provides advanced identity verification but the book is not deep in technicalities and is easy reading." (Brian Peaker, The Computer Bulletin, March, 2001)

Where it all began: A look at the origins of biometrics in the ancient world and how they have been used for identity purposesp. 1
Jumping ahead in time: Nineteenth century developments in anthropometry and the links with criminologyp. 5
Parallel developments: The development of automated calculation leading to the birth of the computer agep. 7
Bringing it all together: The development of automated biometric verification using contemporary microprocessor technologyp. 12
Applications for biometrics: A look at the transition from established personal ID methodologies to biometricsp. 15
Card technology: An overview of card and token technologyp. 16
The shortcomings of card technology: Acknowledging the limitations of tokensp. 20
Typical applications for biometrics: A look at some of the more popular application ideas for this exciting technologyp. 21
Biometric methodologies: An overview of the currently popular biometric techniques, how they work and where they might be usefully deployedp. 45
Fingerprints: One of the most popular biometric methodologiesp. 45
Hand geometry: A user friendly biometric which is also easy to deployp. 49
Iris scanning: One of the most accurate biometric techniquesp. 52
Retina scanning: An interesting approach for high security applicationsp. 54
Facial recognition: An interesting technique with considerable application potentialp. 56
Voice verification: Perhaps one of the most natural biometrics with unique possibilitiesp. 59
Signature verification: A behavioral biometric suitable for specific applicationsp. 61
Other biometric techniques: Some of the less obvious biometric methodologiesp. 63
Identification, verification and templates: An overview of some of the important factors relating to biometric technologyp. 65
Identification and verification - the distinction: Understanding this fundamental difference of approach in the operation of biometricsp. 65
Template management: An overview of biometric templates and relevant issues around their storage and usep. 67
Performance criteria: A look at the established performance criteria for biometricsp. 70
Additional performance criteria: Other factors which contribute to actual realized performance in the fieldp. 73
Total system performance: Understanding end to end performance and some of the issues to considerp. 76
Implementing biometrics: An overview of some of the issues inherent in implementing a contemporary biometric systemp. 79
Understanding the requirement: Clarifying the requirement and associated project objectivesp. 80
Understanding the users: Understanding the profile of the user basep. 82
Understanding the environment: Environmental considerations and how they play a part in the successful implementation of a biometric systemp. 84
Putting the system together: Systems design fundamentals and associated issuesp. 87
Installation issues: Understanding some of the issues around installation and how to make this run smoothlyp. 92
Training the users: The importance of both user and administration staff training and how to go about organizing itp. 95
Managing the system: Ongoing systems management and what it means to the overall success of the projectp. 99
Dealing with exceptions: Managing user related issues, system failures and other situations which are likely to arise from time to time with any systemp. 103
Implementation conclusions: Conclusions to be drawn from this sectionp. 105
Application development: An introduction to developing applications for biometrics utilizing readily available toolsp. 107
Choosing the development tools: What do you need to develop in house biometric applications? A look at some of the applicable methodologiesp. 108
The intuitive GUI: The importance of the user interface and how to design great looking biometric applications which are both user friendly and effectivep. 110
PC Communications: A brief overview of the basics of serial communications via the PCp. 116
Interfacing to biometric devices: A look at what's typically involved in interacting with biometric devicesp. 119
Database fundamentals: Some considerations around database design and systems architecture which may affect the way you design your biometric applicationp. 124
Wrapping it up: Completing and testing your biometric applicationp. 130
Moving on: In this section we shall consider The future for biometric verification technologyp. 133
A biometric world: Further potential applications for biometricsp. 133
Biometrics in business: What might we expect to see in the futurep. 136
Overall conclusions: An overview of the past, present and future for biometricsp. 145
Running a biometric pilot scheme: Setting up and running a meaningful evaluation of biometrics within a typical organizationp. 147
Setting the objectives: Being clear about the purpose of the pilot and its expected outputsp. 149
Choosing the project team: The importance of having the right people involved at all stages of the pilot projectp. 152
Choosing the technology: Choosing the right technology for both the biometric devices and the supporting technical infrastructurep. 155
Working with vendors: Managing the business partnership and the associated expectationsp. 159
The test environment: The importance of the test environment to the overall project and how to manage this elementp. 161
Marketing and communications: How to prepare properly for the pilotp. 168
The enrolment center: A vitally important element. How to successfully incorporate this into your pilot projectp. 172
The kick off: Starting the system up and getting it runningp. 177
Gathering data: What to do with the resulting informationp. 180
Making adjustments: Fine tuning the system for best results. How should this be undertaken?p. 183
Concluding the pilot: How to exit gracefullyp. 184
Learning points: Benefiting from the experiencep. 187
Overall conclusions: Conclusions with respect to the current situation as to the use of biometrics in everyday applicationsp. 191
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9781852332433
ISBN-10: 1852332433
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36