This book intends to strengthen the fundamentals of biometrics and then build an interface of theoretical concepts with real life applications. It is meant to cater to the needs of undergraduate and post graduate students of engineering in computer science, electronics and telecommunication and information technology. It provides a historical background of biometrics followed by comprehensive discussion on processes, advantages and limitations of various unimodal biometric traits such as face, irises, retina, veins, fingerprints, hand gestures, etc.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Handwritten Character Recognition
Chapter 3 Face Biometrics
Chapter 4 Retina and Iris Biometrics
Chapter 5 Vein and Fingerprint Biometrics
Chapter 6 Biometric Hand Gesture Recognition for Indian Sign Language
Chapter 7 Privacy Enhancement Using Biometrics
Chapter 8 Biometric Cryptography and Multimodal Biometrics
Chapter 10 Biometrics: Scope and Future
Chapter 11 Image Enhancement Techniques
Chapter 12 Biometric Standards
Dr. G. R. Sinha is a Professor in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering and presently, the Associate Director, Faculty of Engineering and Technology. He has a rich teaching experience spanning over 14 years. His research interests include digital image processing and its applications in biometric security using multiple modalities, forensic science, pattern recognition, early detection of breast cancer, content retrieval of underwater imaging, nano imaging, Neuro-fuzzy-based vehicle license plate recognition, etc.
Mr. Sandeep B. Patil received his B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and M.E. in Electronics from Dr. B.A.M.U. Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He is working as an Associate Professor in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions, Bhilai and has nearly 10 years of teaching experience. He has published and presented more than twenty research papers in various international and national journals and conferences.