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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Automatic identification of individuals for reliably and effectively processing official documents (e.g. passport and visa) and providing access to secure facilities has become an important component in advanced security systems. Biometric recognition systems utilize the physical or behavioural characteristics of an individual for identification. By using biometrics, existing security systems can be greatly improved to meet the demand of society. In this subject, we will study the design of various biometric systems based on fingerprints, face, palmprint, iris, retina, and other modalities. Multimodal biometric systems that use two or more of the above characteristics will be discussed. Issues related to the security and privacy aspects of the biometric systems will be addressed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJustin Wang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Deliver results and information effectively

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02. Develop biometrics systems using machine learning approaches.

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03. Evaluate and interpret the results generated by specific biometric systems.

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04. Explain design, applications, evaluation and ethical issues in the use of biometric systems.

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