Encyclopedia of Biometrics
Editors: Li, Stan Z. (Ed.)
- A comprehensive reference to topics in Biometrics
- Covers concepts, modalities, algorithms, devices, systems, security, performance testing, applications and standardization.
- Includes 250 overview entries, and 800 definition entries in accessible A-Z format
- Editors Li and Jain are highly respected authorities in the field
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- About this Reference Work
Biometrics refers to automated methods of recognizing a person based on physiological or behavioral characteristics. The Encyclopedia of Biometrics provides a comprehensive reference to topics in Biometrics, including concepts, modalities, algorithms, devices, systems, security, performance testing, applications and standardization.
With an A–Z format, the Encyclopedia of Biometrics provides easy access to relevant information on all aspects of biometrics for those seeking entry into this broad field. The Encyclopedia is composed of approximately 250 overview entries, and 800 definitional entries.
Each entry includes a definition, key words, list of synonyms, list of related entries, illustration(s), applications, and a bibliography. Most entries include useful literature references providing the reader with a portal to more detailed information. The style of the entries is expository and tutorial, making the encyclopedia a practical resource for experts in the field and professionals in other fields.
- About the authors
Stan Z. Li, Ph.D. (Surrey University, UK) is currently a professor at National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), the director of Center for Biometrics and Security Research (CBSR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA); and co-director of Joint Laboratory for Intelligent Surveillance and Identification in Civil Aviation (CASIA-CAUC). His research interest includes pattern recognition and machine learning, image and vision processing, face recognition, biometrics, and intelligent video surveillance. He has published over 200 papers in international journals and conferences, and authored and edited 5 books including "Markov Random Field Modeling in Image Analysis" (Springer, 1st edition in 1995 and 2nd edition in 2001). He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and has been actively participating in organizing a number of international conferences and workshops in the fields of his research interest.
From the reviews:
“A massive encyclopedia devoted to the study of security systems. … most of the entries contain references to further reading if you need to go into greater depth on any individual topic. … the layout is good and the cross-referencing is very clear … . Anyone with an interest in the mechanics of security systems will find this to be their best starting-point. … The editor and contributors should be congratulated. … Libraries of security agencies, etc. will obviously want a copy.” (Martin Guha, Reference Reviews, Vol. 24 (5), 2010)