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Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Human Ear Recognition by Computer

Authors: Bhanu, Bir, Chen, Hui

  • Offers complete coverage of human ear recognition
  • Describes complete human recognition systems using 3D ear biometrics
  • Includes new biometrics, new application and results on the latest available databases
  • At the frontier of research on 3D ear-based human recognition
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Biometrics deals with recognition of individuals based on their physiological or behavioral characteristics. The human ear is a new feature in biometrics that has several merits over the more common face, fingerprint and iris biometrics. Unlike the fingerprint and iris, it can be easily captured from a distance without a fully cooperative subject, although sometimes it may be hidden with hair, scarf and jewellery. Also, unlike a face, the ear is a relatively stable structure that does not change much with the age and facial expressions.

Human Ear Recognition by Computer is the first book on the automatic recognition of human ears. It presents an entire range of computational algorithms for recognition of humans by their ears. These algorithms have been tested and validated on the largest databases that are available today. Specific algorithms addressed include:

• Ear helix/anti-helix based representation

• Global-to-local registration

• Ear recognition using helix/anti-helix representation

• Ear recognition using a new local surface patch representation

• Efficient ear indexing and recognition

• Performance prediction for 3D ear recognition

• Generality and applications in computer vision and pattern recognition

This state-of-the-art research reference explores all aspects of 3D ear recognition, including representation, detection, recognition, indexing and performance prediction. It has been written for a professional audience of both researchers and practitioners within industry, and is also ideal as an informative text for graduate students in computer science and engineering.

Professor Bir Bhanu has been director of the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (at the University of California at Riverside) since 1991 and serves as the founding Director for the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems. He also has considerable experience working within industry and is the successful author of several books. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IAPR, SPIE and was a Senior Fellow at Honeywell Inc.

Dr. Hui Chen works alongside Professor Bhanu and has worked for Siemens Medical solutions and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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"‘Human ear [recognition] is a new class of relatively stable biometrics,’ that has drawn the attention of not only researchers, but also forensics experts, criminologists, and security experts … . the book will be of great interest to researchers … . I recommend reading the book as a stepping stone to further research work on human ear recognition, from the viewpoints of both researchers and forensics experts." (J. Myerson, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Ear Recognition by Computer
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-129-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-129-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-128-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-733-4
Series ISSN
2191-6586
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
85 b/w illustrations
Topics