The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Biometrics: in search of identity and security: (Q & A)

Akhtar, Zahid, Hadid, Abdenour, Nixon, Mark, Tistarelli, Massimo, Dugelay, Jean-Luc and Marcel, Sebastien (2017) Biometrics: in search of identity and security: (Q & A) IEEE MultiMedia

Record type: Article


To address the issues like identity theft and security threats, a continuously evolving technology known as biometrics is presently being deployed in a wide range of personal, government, and commercial applications. Despite thegreat progress in the field, several exigent problems have yet to be addressed to unleash biometrics full potential. This article aims to present an overview of biometric research and more importantly the significant progress that has been attained over the recent years. The paper is envisaged to further not only the understanding of general audiences and policy makers but also interdisciplinary research. Most importantly, this article is
intended to complement earlier articles with updates on most recent topics and developments related to e.g. spoofing, evasion, obfuscation, face reconstruction from DNA, big data issues in biometrics, etc.

PDF Biometrics - Accepted Manuscript
Download (6MB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 3 April 2017
Keywords: Biometrics, Face Recognition, Fingerprint Recognition, Iris Recognition, Security, Privacy, Forensics
Organisations: Vision, Learning and Control


Local EPrints ID: 407535
PURE UUID: 76a5fa49-3405-49e2-b341-028d4f774828

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 13 Apr 2017 01:06
Last modified: 25 Jul 2017 04:01

Export record


Author: Zahid Akhtar
Author: Abdenour Hadid
Author: Mark Nixon
Author: Massimo Tistarelli
Author: Jean-Luc Dugelay
Author: Sebastien Marcel

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.