Special Issue "Advanced Biometrics with Deep Learning"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrew Teoh Beng Jin

Yonsei University, South Korea
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Phone: 82-2-2123 5772
Interests: Biometrics, Biometric Security, Machine Learning
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lu Leng

School of Software, Nanchang Hangkong University, P. R. China
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Interests: Biometrics, Biometric Security, Machine Learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biometrics such as fingerprint, iris, face, hand print, hand vein, speech and gait recognition etc. as a means of identity management has become commonplace nowadays for various applications. Biometric systems follow a typical pipeline that is composed of separate preprocessing, feature extraction and classification. Deep learning as a data-driven representation learning approach has been shown to be a promising alternative to conventional data-agnostic and handcrafted pre-processing and feature extraction for biometric systems. Furthermore, deep learning offers an end-to-end learning paradigm to unify preprocessing, feature extraction and recognition based solely on biometric data. The objective of this Special Issue is to invite high-quality, state-of-the-art research papers that deal with challenging issues in advanced deep learning-based biometric systems. We solicit the original papers of unpublished and completed research that are not currently under review by any other conference/magazine/journal. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometric signal, image and video preprocessing based on deep learning
  • Biometric feature extraction based on deep learning
  • Biometric classification and recognition based on deep learning
  • End-to-end deep learning for biometric systems
  • Multimodal biometrics based on deep learning
  • Spoof detection based on deep learning
  • Biometric encryption and template protection based on deep learning.

Prof. Dr. Andrew Teoh Beng Jin
Prof. Dr. Lu Leng
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle A Novel Heart Rate Robust Method for Short-Term Electrocardiogram Biometric Identification
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9010201
Received: 8 December 2018 / Revised: 29 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 8 January 2019
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In the past decades, the electrocardiogram (ECG) has been investigated as a promising biometric by exploiting the subtle discrepancy of ECG signals between subjects. However, the heart rate (HR) for one subject may vary because of physical activities or strong emotions, leading to [...] Read more.
In the past decades, the electrocardiogram (ECG) has been investigated as a promising biometric by exploiting the subtle discrepancy of ECG signals between subjects. However, the heart rate (HR) for one subject may vary because of physical activities or strong emotions, leading to the problem of ECG signal variation. This variation will significantly decrease the performance of the identification task. Particularly for short-term ECG signal without many heartbeats, the hardly measured HR makes the identification task even more challenging. This study aims to propose a novel method suitable for short-term ECG signal identification. In particular, an improved HR-free resampling strategy is proposed to minimize the influence of HR variability during heartbeat processing. For feature extraction, the Principal Component Analysis Network (PCANet) is implemented to determine the potential difference between subjects. The proposed method is evaluated using a public ECG-ID database that contains various HR data for some subjects. Experimental results show that the proposed method is robust to HR change and can achieve high subject identification accuracy (94.4%) on ECG signals with only five heartbeats. Thus, the proposed method has the potential for application to systems that use short-term ECG signals for identification (e.g., wearable devices). Full article
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