Eigengaze : covert behavioral biometric exploiting visual attention characteristics

Fookes, Clinton B. & Sridharan, Sridha (2010) Eigengaze : covert behavioral biometric exploiting visual attention characteristics. In Boashash, Boualem, Hamila, Ridha, Salleh, Sheikh Hussain Shaikh, & Bakar, Syed Abd Rahman Abu (Eds.) Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications, IEEE, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 654-657.

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It is possible for the visual attention characteristics of a person to be exploited as a biometric for authentication or identification of individual viewers. The visual attention characteristics of a person can be easily monitored by tracking the gaze of a viewer during the presentation of a known or unknown visual scene. The positions and sequences of gaze locations during viewing may be determined by overt (conscious) or covert (sub-conscious) viewing behaviour. This paper presents a method to authenticate individuals using their covert viewing behaviour, thus yielding a unique behavioural biometric. A method to quantify the spatial and temporal patterns established by the viewer for their covert behaviour is proposed utilsing a principal component analysis technique called `eigenGaze'. Experimental results suggest that it is possible to capture the unique visual attention characteristics of a person to provide a simple behavioural biometric.

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ID Code: 40884
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Covert Behavioral Biometric, eigenGaze, Individual Authentication, Individual Identification, Visual Attention Characteristics
DOI: 10.1109/ISSPA.2010.5605585
ISBN: 9781424471669
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Deposited On: 23 Mar 2011 03:08
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