2009-2010 - IMT4621 - 5 ECTS

On the basis of

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

Expected learning outcomes

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


• Fingerprint recognition

• Vein recognition

• Face recognition specifically focused on three dimensional data

• Iris recognition

• Multimodal biometrics

• Attack mechanisms

• Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Tutorial: Afternoon sessions with seminar discussion and practical tasks

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written examination in English

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Evaluated by an external examiner.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Examination support

Dictionaries allowed

Coursework Requirements

Students must provide a research report (term paper) on a topic that is chosen by the student in coordination with the lecturer

Teaching Materials

[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] JAIN, L.C. , HALICI, U. , HAYASHI, I. ; LEE, S.B., TSUTSUI, S. Intelligent Biometric Techniques in Fingerprint and Face Recognition. CRC PressVerlag, 1999.

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

Additional information

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.