The course relies mostly on computer vision, as most biometrics technologies are based on it. Students interested in cutting edge technology, much of which is still in a research stage, are the intended target for the course. The course gives the overview of the research field. The main content (will evolve due to developments in the field): - Biometry basics - Biometrical modalities - Structure of a typical biometric system - Recognition/verification/identification - Metrics - Conditions for correct comparisons of the systems (databases, frameworks) - Performance and usefulness of the systems - Computer vision as the foundation of the biometric systems - Fingerprint - Iris - Face - Gait - Ear - Multi-biometric systems / multi-modality / fusions - Key problems of modalities/systems (research challenges) The lectures introduce the approaches and explain their operation. At tutorial the knowledge is applied to practical problems in Matlab and open source tools.
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