Course details

Advanced Biometric Systems

PBD Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester

Current academic year

Introduction to biometric systems, analysis of signal processing at a general level, specific algorithms for signal processing in the area of biometric systems, specialized procedures for processing of selected biometric features (e.g. face thermo-images, 3D face or hand geometry, finger veins), error rates together with computation and their interpretation, securing of biometric systems and future biometric systems.


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Time span

26 hrs lectures, 4 hrs projects

Assessment points

100 exam



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn basic principles of secure and reliable biometric systems design.

Learning objectives

To acquaint with the advanced concepts in the area of biometric systems.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of signal processing, ideally also basic knowledge about biometric systems.

Study literature

  • Bolle, R.M., Connell, J.H., Pankanti, S., Ratha, N.K., Senior, A.W.: Guide to Biometrics, Springer-Verlag, 2004, p. 364, ISBN 0-387-40089-3
  • Drahanský, M., Orság, F., Doležel, M. a kol.: Biometrie, Brno, CZ, Computer Press, 2011, ISBN 978-80-254-8979-6

Fundamental literature

  • Jain, A.K., Flynn, P., Ross, A.A.: Handbook of Biometrics, Springer-Verlag, 2008, p. 556, ISBN 978-0-387-71040-2

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction into problematics of biometric systems
  2. Basic signal processing
  3. Advance signal processing
  4. Reliabiltiy evaluation of biometric systems (error rates)
  5. Advanced recognition - face thermoimages
  6. Advanced recognition - 3D face geometry
  7. Advanced recognition - 3D hand geometry
  8. Advanced recognition - finger veins
  9. Advanced recognition - eye retina
  10. Design conception of a biometric system a its testing
  11. Future biometric systems, biometric standards

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Project about biometric system design.

Controlled instruction

Project and presentation of a selected article. During the presentation, you will be briefly examining in the selected topic.

Course inclusion in study plans

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