Computational Methods in Biometric Authentication: by Michael E. Schuckers

By Michael E. Schuckers

Biometrics, the technological know-how of utilizing actual characteristics to spot participants, is enjoying an expanding function in our security-conscious society and around the globe. Biometric authentication, or bioauthentication, structures are getting used to safe every thing from leisure parks to financial institution debts to army installations. but advancements during this box haven't been matched by way of an similar development within the statistical tools for comparing those systems.

Compensating for this want, this exact text/reference presents a uncomplicated statistical technique for practitioners and testers of bioauthentication units, providing a collection of rigorous statistical tools for comparing biometric authentication platforms. This framework of equipment should be prolonged and generalized for quite a lot of purposes and tests.

This is the 1st unmarried source on statistical tools for estimation and comparability of the functionality of biometric authentication platforms. The e-book makes a speciality of six universal functionality metrics: for every metric, statistical equipment are derived for a unmarried procedure that includes self assurance durations, speculation exams, pattern measurement calculations, energy calculations and prediction periods. those equipment also are prolonged to permit for the statistical comparability and evaluate of a number of platforms for either self sufficient and matched data.

Topics and features:

* offers a statistical technique for the commonest biometric functionality metrics: failure to sign up (FTE), failure to procure (FTA), fake non-match price (FNMR), fake fit cost (FMR), and receiver working attribute (ROC) curves
* provides equipment for the comparability of 2 or extra biometric functionality metrics
* Introduces a brand new bootstrap technique for FMR and ROC curve estimation
* provides greater than a hundred and twenty examples, utilizing publicly on hand biometric information the place possible
* Discusses the addition of prediction periods to the bioauthentication statistical toolset
* Describes sample-size and gear calculations for FTE, FTA, FNMR and FMR

Researchers, managers and judgements makers desiring to check biometric structures throughout various metrics will locate inside this reference a useful set of statistical instruments. Written for an upper-level undergraduate or master’s point viewers with a quantitative historical past, readers also are anticipated to recognize the subjects in a customary undergraduate data course.

Dr. Michael E. Schuckers is affiliate Professor of information at St. Lawrence collage, Canton, new york, and a member of the heart for identity expertise Research.

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