2010-2011 - IMT4621 - 5sp

Anbefalt forkunnskap

The course content will be complementary to the course IMT4721 "Authentication".

Forventet læringsutbytte

After the course, the students should have acquired:

1. Knowledge about common statistical tools for biometrics

2. Insight into advantages and disadvantages of biometric characteristics

3. Understanding of multimodal biometrics

4. Knowledge of ethical and privacy issues in biometrics.

5. Understanding of the threats and protection mechanisms for biometric data

Emnets temaer

• Fingerprint recognition

• Vein recognition

• Face recognition specifically focused on three dimensional data

• Iris recognition

• Multimodal biometrics

• Attack mechanisms

• Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Pedagogiske metoder


Pedagogiske metoder (fritekst)

Tutorial: Afternoon sessions with seminar discussion and practical tasks


Skriftlig eksamen, 3 timer


Written exam in English


Bokstavkarakterer, A (best) - F (ikke bestått)


Evaluated by an external and an internal examiner.

Utsatt eksamen (tidl. kontinuasjon)

Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Tillatte hjelpemidler (gjelder kun skriftlig eksamen)


Obligatoriske arbeidskrav

Students can contribute a research report (term paper) on a topic that is chosen by the student in coordination with the lecturer, which will be considered for the assessment


[1] LI , S . Z. , AND JAIN, A. K. , Eds. Handbook of Face Recognition. Springer-Verlag,

Heidelberg, Germany, 2005.

[2] MALTONI , D. , MAIO, D. , JAIN, A. K. , AND PRABHAKAR , S . Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005.

[3] WAYMAN, J . , JAIN, A. , MALTONI , D. , AND MAI O, D. , Biometric Systems.

Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2004.

[4] TUYLS, P., SKROIC, B., KEVENAAR, T. Security with Noisy Data. Springer-Verlag, 2007

Supplerende opplysninger

In case there will be less than 5 students that will apply for the course, it will be at the discretion of Studieprogramansvarlig whether the course will be offered or not an if yes, in which form.