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Biometric identification

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View Resource The Importance of Being Random: Statistical Principles of Iris Recognition

Professor John Daugman of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory is the author of this paper on iris recognition. It examines the characteristics of the human iris from a statistical perspective in order to estimate the requirements for accurate identification. Many complex issues of pattern recognition are addressed, such as the problems of isolating the iris and maintaining accuracy...

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jgd1000/patrec.pdf
View Resource Passports into Credit Cards: On the Borders and Spaces of Neoliberal Citizenship

In this 47-page working paper from the University of Washington's Center for Communication and Civic Engagement, Professor Matthew Sparke interrogates the notion of citizenship in a changing global environment, or as he states, "the primary goal of this chapter is to register some of the complex ways in which citizenship is being recodified in an area where neoliberal commitments to public-private...

http://ccce.com.washington.edu/projects/assets/working_paper...
View Resource Biometrics

Biometrics technology can take on many forms, but, in general, it is defined as the automated identification of a person based on physiological or behavioral characteristics. The topic has gained considerable attention lately, because it can be a tool for airport surveillance or national security. To learn the basics of biometrics, try the overview given on a Michigan State University Web site (1...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/1011
View Resource Design Flow for HW / SW Acceleration Transparency in the ThumbPod Secure Embedded System

ThumbPod is an embedded system being designed at the University of California at Los Angeles to process fingerprint information. It will be biometrically secure, and hence will have applications in credit card transactions, secure data storage, and any area that requires identity verification. This research paper, presented at the Design Automation Conference in June 2003, describes the design...

http://www.emsec.ee.ucla.edu/pdf/2003dac.pdf
View Resource Human Identification at a Distance

The Georgia Institute of Technology is conducting research on Human Identification at a Distance, with an emphasis on gait recognition. Supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project's development of gait recognition systems and algorithms is "an example of an activity-specific biometric: a method of extracting some identifying properties of an individual or of an...

https://www.cc.gatech.edu/cpl/projects/hid/
View Resource Electronic Frontier Foundation: Biometrics

Since September 11, 2001 the U.S. government has been actively searching for ways to improve surveillance at airports and U.S. borders. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned that biometric technologies are being promoted as the silver bullet when very little independent, objective scientific testing of biometrics has been done. This evolving website discusses what is known and raises...

https://www.eff.org/wp/biometrics-whos-watching-you
View Resource As the FBI prepares to expand biometric database, civil liberty groups express concern

FBI preps award for biometric database http://www.thestate.com/technology-wire/story/307844.html Center for Identification Technology Research [pdf] http://www.citer.wvu.edu/ CBC Archives: The Long Lens of the Law http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-75-1299/science_technology/police_cameras_privacy/ Biometrics.gov [pdf] http://www.biometrics.gov/ Latent Print Examination http://onin.com/fp/ Law...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0208