Biometrics and Security

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jana Dittmann, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Vielhauer
Supported by: Dr.-Ing. Christian Krätzer, Kun Qian, Dr.-Ing. Andrey Makrushin, Mario Hildebrandt

Lecture: Wednesday 11AM-1PM in room: G29-K058

Exercise: Thursday. 1-3PM in room: G29-K058

Registration for the course is required. The registration opened on 29.09.2014. The registration tool can be found at: Registration

Exam: Beginning with this semester the oral exam is replaced by a combination of presentation and seminar paper (in German: "Referat") on a given course topic. The topics are covering different biometric modalities as well as additional issues such as ethics and fusion. Each topic is restricted to a student team of 2 students and focusses on the the realisation of an own setup of demonstrators and experimental setup (requires code adaptation) of an authentication mechanism for a given set of biometric modalities, the collection and documentation of corresponding biometric samples and the evaluation of the mechanism using the data collection.

Due tue the increased effort for the students as well as teaching staff, the course size is restricted to 20 participants.

Lecture topics:

- Motivation, Introduction, Mathematical, Statistical, and Technical Fundamentals & Sensor Technology
- Security aspects
- Error rates, detection reliability
- Multimodal Biometrics and Multifactor Authentication: Fusion strategies
- Examples & application of biometric techniques

Lecture notes:

  • Part 1 (Introduction and Fundamentals)
  • Part 2 (Speech and Handwriting)
  • Part 3 (Gait, Keystroke Dynamics and Lip Movement)
  • Part 4 (Fingerprint)
  • Part 5 (Iris)
  • Part 6 (Face)
  • Part 7 (Rest)


  • Task descriptions (updated on October 27th, 2014 - Updates: Topic 1a, Topic 1b and presentation schedule)
  • StirTrace is in sources available on Sourceforge - a Windows binary is provided by Dr.-Ing. Christian Krätzer upon request

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Letzte Änderung: 19.10.2016

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