The National Institute of Standards and Technology: NIST Contributions to Biometrics Technology
Bradford J. Wing
NIST has been at the forefront of information technology in its application to biometrics for almost 50 years. Early work revolved around developing hardware and software to perform automated analysis of fingerprint images and development of voice recognition capabilities. As the biometrics industry grew, NIST developed publicly available datasets and testing procedures for evaluation of the performance of academic and commercial algorithms and equipment. These have been focused upon self- assessment, to spur innovation. In addition NIST developed challenges and evaluations using sequestered data with publicly published results. The standardization of data interchange and development of best practice guidelines as well as data quality evaluation tools have been an essential part of NISTs work in this field in order to foster reliability, fidelity and accuracy in the processing of biometric data.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology: NIST Contributions to Biometrics Technology, IEEE IT Professional, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914337
(Accessed May 28, 2023)