BioTwist: overcoming severe distortions in ridge-based biometrics for successful identification

J. Kotzerke

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    This thesis focuses on ridge-based and highly distorted biometrics, the different chal-lenges involved in a verification of identity scenario, and how to overcome them. More specifically, we work on ridge-based biometrics in two different contexts: (i) newborn and infant biometrics and (ii) quality estimation for forensic investigations. Finally, we merge both applications and demonstrate that techniques from and optimised for the forensic context can be transferred and applied to newborn and infant biometrics and clearly improve results. The thesis is situated in-between the research areas of engineering, applied mathematics and the forensic and medical sciences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Spreeuwers, Luuk, Advisor
    • Horadam, K.J., Supervisor, External person
    • Veldhuis, Raymond, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date19 May 2016
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4061-2
    Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2016


    • Bio Twist
    • distortions
    • Identification
    • SCS-Safety
    • Biometrics
    • ridge-based


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