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Design and analysis of fuzzy extractors for faces
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Paper Abstract

It is both crucial and challenging to protect biometric data used for biometric identification and authentication systems, while keeping the systems user friendly. We study the design and analysis of biometric data protection schemes based on fuzzy extractors. There are limitations in previous fuzzy extractors, which make them difficult to handle continuous feature spaces, entropy estimation, and feature selection. We proposed a scheme based on PCA features and a recently proposed fuzzy extractor for continuous domains. We conduct experiments using the ORL face database, and analyze carefully the entropies and the resulting security of the system. We explore and compare different ways to select and combine features, and show that randomization plays an important role in both security, performance and cancelability. Furthermore, proposed feature selection does yield better estimation of the final key strength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7306, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VI, 73061X (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820571
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Yagiz Sutcu, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (United States)
Qiming Li, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (Singapore)
Nasir Memon, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7306:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VI
B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross; Craig S. Halvorson; Šárka O. Southern, Editor(s)

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