Asker M. Bazen

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In this paper we show the feasibility of template protecting biometric authentication systems. In particular, we apply template protection schemes to fingerprint data. Therefore we first make a fixed length representation of the fingerprint data by applying Gabor filtering. Next we introduce the reliable components scheme. In order to make a binary(More)
An important step in an automatic fingerprint recognition system is the segmentation of fingerprint images. The task of a fingerprint segmentation algorithm is to decide which part of the image belongs to the foreground, originating from the contact of a fingertip with the sensor, and which part to the background, which is the noisy area at the borders of(More)
This paper presents a novel minutiae matching method that describes elastic distortions in 4ngerprints by means of a thin-plate spline model, which is estimated using a local and a global matching stage. After registration of the 4ngerprints according to the estimated model, the number of matching minutiae can be counted using very tight matching(More)
Most fingerprint recognition systems are based on the use of a minutiae set, which is an unordered collection of minutiae locations and orientations suffering from various deformations such as translation, rotation, and scaling. The spectral minutiae representation introduced in this paper is a novel method to represent a minutiae set as a fixed-length(More)
In a fingerprint identification system, a person is identified only by his fingerprint. To accomplish this, a database is searched by matching all entries to the given fingerprint. However, the maximum size of the database is limited, since each match takes some amount of time and has a small probability of error. A solution to this problem is to reduce the(More)
This paper presents results on optimal similarity measures for biometric verification based on fixed-length feature vectors. First, we show that the verification of a single user is equivalent to the detection problem, which implies that for single-user verification the likelihood ratio is optimal. Second, we show that under some general conditions,(More)
This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a user-verification system for a smart gun, which is based on grip-pattern recognition. An existing pressure sensor consisting of an array of 44× 44 piezoresistive elements is used to measure the grip pattern. An interface has been developed to acquire pressure images from the sensor. The(More)
Minutiae, which are the endpoints and bifurcations of fingerprint ridges, allow a very discriminative classification of fingerprints. However, a minutiae set is an unordered set and the minutiae locations suffer from various deformations such as translation, rotation and scaling. In this paper, we introduce a novel method to represent a minutiae set as a(More)
In this paper, a correlation-based fingerprint verification system is presented. Unlike the traditional minutiae-based systems, this system directly uses the richer gray-scale information of the fingerprints. The correlation-based fingerprint verification system first selects appropriate templates in the primary fingerprint, uses template matching to locate(More)