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Center for Biometric Signal Processing

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 What is biometrics?


  Biometrics refers to the automated identification of a person based on unique physical or behavioral attributes. Physical attributes include fingerprints, facial structure, hand geometry, DNA, retina, and iris. Behavioral attributes include voice, gait, signature, and keystroke dynamics. Biometric technologies are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solutions. It is a broad subject, which integrates image processing, digital signal processing, statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology and legislation. The U.S. Naval Academy's Center for Biometric Signal Processing was developed to allow faculty research in biometrics, while enabling our undergraduate midshipmen to understand and internalize the biometric theories and technologies.




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