Zahid Riaz

Zahid Riaz is currently working as a full time researcher in Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Physics and Systems Engineering in 2001 and 2004 respectively from Pakistan. He has completed his PhD from Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany in 2011 in the area of computer vision and image processing. He was awarded German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) fellowship in 2007 and European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) fellowship in 2011. Zahid Riaz is also serving as project leader for Context Aware Perception for Assistive Environments under DAAD program for German-Pakistani universities collaboration. In 2009-10, he has worked as a visiting researcher in computer vision lab at University of Central Florida (UCF).

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Biometric authentication has been widely used for access control and security systems over the past few years. The purpose of this book is to provide the readers with life cycle of different biometric authentication systems from their design and development to qualification and final application. The major systems discussed in this book include fingerprint identification, face recognition, iris segmentation and classification, signature verification and other miscellaneous systems which describe management policies of biometrics, reliability measures, pressure based typing and signature verification, bio-chemical systems and behavioral characteristics. In summary, this book provides the students and the researchers with different approaches to develop biometric authentication systems and at the same time includes state-of-the-art approaches in their design and development. The approaches have been thoroughly tested on standard databases and in real world applications.

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