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A Model for Simulating Fingerprints

Abstract A new method for generating artificial fingerprints is presented. Due to their uniqueness and durability, fingerprints are invaluable tools for identification for law enforcement and other purposes. Large databases of varied, realistic artificial fingerprints are needed to aid in the development and evaluation of automated systems for criminal or biometric identification. Further, an effective method for simulating fingerprints may provide insight into the biological processes underlying print formation. However, previous attempts at simulating prints have been unsatisfactory. We approach the problem of creating artificial prints through a pattern formation model. We demonstrate how it is possible to generate distinctive patterns that stron... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Coltin, Kevin Curosh (Author) / Armbruster, Hans D (Advisor) / Platte, Rodrigo B (Committee member) / Welfert, Bruno D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Fingerprints / Partial differential equations / Pattern formation / Patterns
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 42 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. Mathematics 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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