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Biometric Person Authentication PG (6776.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology



    Principles of biometric authentication; physical biometrics, fingerprints, iris, retina, hand geometry, facial characteristics; behavioural biometrics, speech, writing, typing, pointing; statistical models, Bayesian analysis, prior and posterior probabilities, likelihood ratio; identification and verification paradigms, type-1 and type-2 errors, detection error tradeoff (DET) curves; role of the independent expert.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. An understanding of different methods for physical and behaviouralbiometric person authentication.

    2. an understanding of the statistical models underlying the identification and verification paradigms.

    3. an understanding of the Bayesian decision framework, including error categories, prior and posterior probabilities.

    4. an understanding of the role of the independent expert.

    Contact Hours

    up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T


    Computers and Programming and Computing Mathematics G.

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