Biometrics is a multidisciplinary field concerned with measuring and mapping specific biological traits, such as fingerprints, face, palm veins etc., to be used as an individualized code for recognition. The population growth accompanied by an increasing mobility contributes greatly to the identity management problem, specifically in physical access control, for instance, to a country or a building and forensic applications through criminal identification techniques. The need and the complexity of recognition of humans has never been this great in our history as it is now and biometrics can be easily considered as an indispensable tool to overcome the difficulties being faced.
CSIGB Research Group which operates in the Department of Computer Engineering Department, in Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), focuses on various challenges in the field of biometrics which resides at the intersection of signal/image processing, machine learning and applied mathematics. The group is managed by Asst. Prof. Nesli Erdogmus.