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What is biometrics?
Biometrics is the science of measuring and analyzing biological characteristics of humans for authentication purposes. Offering a more convenient way to identify an individual than passwords or badges, biometric security systems such as e-passports are becoming increasingly common.
While research on biometrics focuses on the recognition aspect and strives to make progress in:
it also takes other related matters in hand, such as:
  • soft biometrics (eye color, height, tattoos, etc.),
  • age or gender estimation from biometric samples,
  • facial expression recognition,
  • spoofing and anti-spoofing,
  • encryption of biometric data and template protection.
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