Midori Albert

North Carolina Central University United States of America

Midori Albert is a professor and forensic anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where she joined the faculty in 1995. She received her doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder, 1995); her master’s degree in anthropology and bachelor’s degree in psychology are from the University of Florida (UF, 1993 and 1990). Dr. Albert’s educational background involves human skeletal identification methods and techniques as well as an understanding and exploration of normal human skeletal variability. These specializations led her to link with colleagues in computer science, statistics, and mathematics, where her primary research focus since 2003 has been on adult age-related craniofacial morphological changes and their effects on computer automated face recognition technologies. Together with her colleagues, Dr. Albert collaborates on research within the university’s newly established Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Identity Sciences (I2SIS). Students often actively engage in research learning opportunities with Dr. Albert as interests in human biometrics and identity recognition continue to evolve.

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Biometrics-Unique and Diverse Applications in Nature, Science, and Technology provides a unique sampling of the diverse ways in which biometrics is integrated into our lives and our technology. From time immemorial, we as humans have been intrigued by, perplexed by, and entertained by observing and analyzing ourselves and the natural world around us. Science and technology have evolved to a point where we can empirically record a measure of a biological or behavioral feature and use it for recognizing patterns, trends, and or discrete phenomena, such as individuals' and this is what biometrics is all about. Understanding some of the ways in which we use biometrics and for what specific purposes is what this book is all about.

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