Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Shaukat Ali Khan MCS-2008:44, pp. 39. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Shaukat Ali Khan
shaukatali4@yahoo.com
Titel / Title: Technological and Social Issues in the development and deployment of Facial Recognition Biometric Systems
Abstrakt Abstract:

There has been considerable amount of work done in the past decade by different
biometric vendors as well as researchers in order to improve the accuracy of both
biometric data collection systems as well as the underlying algorithms to perform
different mapping and matching. Biometric Facial recognition systems are
continuously improving with advancements in technology as well as decreasing
hardware costs. However, in order to develop efficient biometric facial recognition
systems, organizations must take into account different technical issues which
include reliability, usability, interoperability as well as data collection, dissemination
and evaluation of such systems. Adherence to standards is a key for interoperable
systems and user acceptance along with trust can lead to easy deployment of such
facial biometric systems in a society. These technical as well as social issues were
identified by regular discussions with the Chairman and members of Swedish
National Biometric Association’s and conducting interview sessions with different
biometric companies who are specially dealing with face recognition biometric
systems and are supplemented with a thorough literature review of the state of art
research practices within face recognition domain.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: The demand for user-friendly, reliable, proactive, high performance and highly
interoperable biometric devices has grown exponentially. After conducting the case
study, collecting data through the questionnaire and reviewing the literature the
researchers come to the point that organizations willing to develop or deploy such
systems needs to take into account many technical as well as social issues to make
the best out of these systems.
The extension of face recognition biometric technologies raises new and challenging
questions in a society that enshrines privacy and liberty. This system can either
enhance or undermine our liberties depending upon its use. A framework is needed
by which we may resolve issues pertaining to proper and legitimate deployment and
get expected outcome. The framework or centralized structure is needed which will
compile and common issues and provide guidelines to face recognition biometric
industry.
Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Computersystems
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Nyckelord / Keywords: Biometrics, facial recognition systems, technical issues

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i Datavetenskap/MSC in Computer science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/27/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Hans Tap
hans.tap@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00