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Brad Wing , NIST, Gaithersburg
NIST has been at the forefront of information technology in its application to biometrics and identity management for almost 50 years. Early work revolved around developing hardware and software to perform automated analysis of fingerprint images and development of voice recognition capabilities. As the biometrics industry grew, NIST developed publicly available datasets and testing procedures for evaluation of the performance of academic and commercial algorithms and equipment. These efforts have been focused on self-assessment, to spur innovation. In addition NIST developed challenges and evaluations using sequestered data with publicly published results. The standardization of data interchange and development of best practice guidelines as well as data quality evaluation tools have been an essential part of NIST's work in this field in order to foster reliability, fidelity and accuracy in the processing of biometric data.
Brad Wing, "The National Institute of Standards and Technology: NIST Contribution to Biometric Technology", IT Professional, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MITP.2013.89
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