Don't Miss UCLA Extension's Biometric
Identification Short Course Offered July 27-
29 in Westwood, California - 29th April, 2009
UCLA Extension's Biometric Identification looks at the history, theory, algorithms, applications,
and standards of biometric recognition. Enrollment is already underway in this popular three-day
short course, but there's still time to get more information and sign up.
Learn more :
Biometric identification technologies (the automatic recognition of individuals based on physical
and/or behavioral characteristics) date back over 50 years to the earliest digital computers. Over
the last two decades, biometric identification devices have become faster, cheaper, and more
reliable, allowing for a variety of applications.
This course focuses on voice, iris, face, hand, and fingerprint identification. Test protocols,
system design, and error rate prediction are discussed, along with the implications of the
technology for personal privacy.
For the last eight years, the course has been developed, updated, and taught by James L.
Wayman, PhD, of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at San Jose State University.
The center served as the U.S. National Biometric Test Center from 1997-2000, with Dr.
Wayman as the director, reporting to the Clinton administration through the Security Policy
Prior to his current position, he was a full-time researcher for the Department of Defense in the
areas of technical security and biometrics. He also invented and developed a biometric system
based on the acoustic resonance of the human head. Dr. Wayman is co-editor of the text,
Biometric Systems, which is included in the course fee.
Biometric Identification: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementation meets Monday through
Wednesday, July 27 through 29, from 8 am to 5 pm, at the UCLA Extension Building,
which is adjacent to the UCLA campus, in Westw