Dynamic Random Projection for Biometric Template Protection

Date Added: Mar 2010
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Random projection provides a good diversification effect for biometric template protection but is drawing increasing security concerns under the token-stolen (or public parameter) case. The authors propose a dynamic random projection method to alleviate these security concerns due to the stolen token by increasing the computational complexity to search for the unprotected biometric features. This is achieved by a projection process which dynamically assembles a random projection matrix from a set of candidate projection vectors. The selection of projection vectors is decided by the biometric feature vector itself and thus forms a nonlinear projection process.