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This paper presents a new iris database that contains images with noise. This is in contrast with the existing databases, that are noise free. UBIRIS is a tool for the development of robust iris recognition algorithms for biometric proposes. We present a detailed description of the many characteristics of UBIRIS and a comparison of several image(More)
The iris is regarded as one of the most useful traits for biometric recognition and the dissemination of nationwide iris-based recognition systems is imminent. However, currently deployed systems rely on heavy imaging constraints to capture near infrared images with enough quality. Also, all of the publicly available iris image databases contain data(More)
This paper focuses on noncooperative iris recognition, i.e., the capture of iris images at large distances, under less controlled lighting conditions, and without active participation of the subjects. This increases the probability of capturing very heterogeneous images (regarding focus, contrast, or brightness) and with several noise factors (iris(More)
This paper announces and discusses the experimental results from the Noisy Iris Challenge Evaluation (NICE), an iris biometric evaluation initiative that received worldwide participation and whose main innovation is the use of heavily degraded data acquired in the visible wavelength and uncontrolled setups, with subjects moving and at widely varying(More)
Among the available biometric traits such as face, iris and fingerprint, there is an active research being carried out in the direction of unconstrained biometrics. Periocular recognition has proved its effectiveness and is regarded as complementary to iris recognition. The main objectives of this paper are threefold: 1) to announce the availability of(More)
The periocular region has recently emerged as a promising trait for unconstrained biometric recognition, specially on cases where neither the iris and a full facial picture can be obtained. Previous studies concluded that the regions in the vicinity of the human eye - the periocular region- have surprisingly high discriminating ability between individuals,(More)
Iris recognition has been increasingly used with very satisfactory results. Presently, the challenge consists in unconstraining the image capturing conditions and enable its application to domains where the subjects' cooperation is not expectable (e.g., criminal/terrorist seek, missing children). In this type of use, due to variations in the image capturing(More)