Welcome to BioLab 21/10/2016 22:01

"Biometric Systems are automated methods of verifying or recognizing the identity of a living person on the basis of some physiological characteristics, like a fingerprint or iris pattern, or some aspects of behavior, like handwriting or keystroke patterns"

The Biometric System Laboratory is active at the University of Bologna since 1993 and is supported by DISI (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) and Computer Science and Engineering degree program (Cesena). The main research efforts are devoted to fingerprint and face recognition and to performance evaluation of biometric systems. Collaborations with industrial partners ensure that the research activities are linked to real applications.


Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche - Università di Bologna
via Sacchi 3, 47521 Cesena (FC) - ITALY


MCC SDK v2.0 is now freely available for research purposes

MCC SDK is a .Net DLL library that enables to develop fingerprint verification applications using the Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC) algorithm.

SFinGe: The Synthetic Fingerprint Generator

The demo version of SFinGe v5.0 can be freely downloaded.

Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC)

A new representation and matching technique for fingerprint recognition was developed and patented: Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC). The new method is extremely fast and very accurate: it can be implemented even on very light architectures and can perform about 7 million comparisons per second on a low-cost PC.

Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (Second Edition)

D. Maltoni, D. Maio, A.K. Jain, S. Prabhakar
Springer, London, 2009.

FVC-onGoing: On-Line Evaluation of Fingerprint Recognition Algorithms

FVC-onGoing is the latest evolution of FVC: the international Fingerprint Verification Competitions organized in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
FVC-onGoing is an innovative web-based automated evaluation system for fingerprint recognition algorithms.
Tests are carried out on a set of sequestered datasets and results are reported on-line by using well known performance indicators and metrics.
Academic Research Groups, Companies and independent developers are kindly invited to register and submit algorithms to FVC-onGoing.

Scanner Quality

BioLab introduced a new operational definition of fingerprint scanner quality.

Quaderni CNIPA sulla Biometria (Italian language)

Materiale introduttivo sui Sistemi Biometrici e il loro impiego nella Pubblica Amministrazione, alla cui redazione hanno partecipato membri del laboratorio:
Quaderno 9, Quaderno 15 e Quaderno 17.

Biometric Systems: Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation

J. Wayman, A.K. Jain, D. Maltoni, D. Maio (Editors)
Springer, New York, 2005.

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