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Usability for Biometric Systems

With the plans for integrating biometrics into many areas of government and public life, the importance of usability research has increased. As we began to

Biometrics

Biometrics is the measurement of physiological characteristics like – but not limited to – fingerprint, iris patterns, or facial features that can be used to

Publications

Statistics of Visual Features in the Human Iris

Author(s)
George Quinn, James Matey, Patrick Grother, Edward Watters
In most current applications of iris recognition, matching is done by computer algorithms. The dominant algorithms are based on the work of John Daugman and are

NIST Fingerprint Image Quality 2

Author(s)
Elham Tabassi, Martin Olsen, Oliver Bausinger, Christoph Busch, Andrew Figlarz, Gregory Fiumara, Olaf Henniger, Johannes Merkle, Timo Ruhland, Christopher Schiel, Michael Schwaiger
NIST Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ 2) is open source software that links image quality of optical and ink 500 pixel per inch fingerprints to operational

NIST 2021 Speaker Recognition Evaluation Plan

Author(s)
Omid Sadjadi, Craig Greenberg, Elliot Singer, Lisa Mason, Douglas Reynolds
The 2021 Speaker Recognition Evaluation (SRE21) is the next in an ongoing series of speaker recognition evaluations conducted by the US National Institute of

Software

NFIQ 2

The biometrics community recommended a new, open source, generalized version of NFIQ to be developed in consultation and collaboration with users and industry.

Biometric Evaluation Framework

Biometric Evaluation Framework is a set of C++ classes, error codes, and design patterns used to create a common environment to provide logging, data management

NIST Biometric Image Software (NBIS)

Current Release: NBIS : Release 5.0.0 AboutThe NIST Biometric Image Software (NBIS) distribution is developed by the National Institute of Standards and

Awards