The Image Group researches measurement and evaluation methods and develops standards to advance the use of image-based biometric technologies; current modalities include fingerprint, face, and iris. The Group works to promote accuracy and interoperability by working closely with industry, academia, and the group has a 40-year legacy of supporting the FBI and other government agencies. Members of the group serve on various standards committees in INCITS/M1, ISO/SC37, and we are the ANSI SDO for the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007 biometric data interchange standard used by law enforcement worldwide. The Group works to support the needs for Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 and the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card for federal employees and contractors; and we work closely with our federal partners on the White House National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management.
The Group’s activities fall under five project areas (Biometrics Standards; Fingerprint Testing; Face, Iris, & Multimodal Testing; Biometric Standards and Next Generation Test Bed.) These activities are coordinated in support of ITL Programs and IAD Programs/Projects as listed below. Additional information is found at:
Face, Iris, & Multimodal Testing—This project Advances standards and metrology in assessing performance of face, iris, & multimodal biometric system technologies while promoting innovation within industry through reference …
Biometrics Test Lab—Provides a secure, high-capacity, state of the art computer laboratory to continue support of biometrics standards and metrology program focusing on storage, computer cycles, networking, and …
Fingerprint Testing—Advances standards and metrology in assessing performance of fingerprint system technologies while promoting innovation within industry through coordinated performance assessment activities. …
Biometric Standards—This project develops clear, robust, tested, sufficient and implementable biometric data exchange formats, biometric sample quality, biometric acquisition and processing protocols, and conformance …
Next Generation Test Bed—This project provides a secure, high-capacity, state of the art computer laboratory to continue support of the biometrics standards and metrology program focusing on storage, computer cycles, …
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Latest Publications Links
Y, Lee, R.J. Micheals, J.J. Filliben, P.J. Phillips, "VASIR: An Open-Source Research Platform for Advanced Iris Recognition Technologies", Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Y. Lee, J.J. Filliben, R.J. Micheals, P.J. Phillips, "Sensitivity Analysis for Biometric Systems: A Methodology Based on Orthogonal Experiment Designs", Computer Vision and Image Understanding.
S. Orandi, J. M. Libert, J. D. Grantham, L. Margaret, B. Bandini, K. Ko, L. M. Petersen, S. S. Wood, S. G. Harvey, "Examination of Downsampling Strategies for Converting 1000 ppi Fingerprint Imagery to 500 ppi" NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) 7839
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