Biometrics Graduate Certificate (Purdue)Offered by: Department of Computer & Information Science Biometrics is the study of how to authentic people using their biological features, such as fingerprints, irises, retina, face or voice. Biometrics is a dynamic and challenging career that is projected to be one of the fastest growing jobs in the next decade.
Why choose this program?
Biometrics may prepare you for advanced careers in research, teaching and technology development in occupations within academia, the medical industry or forestry. Students interested in the Biometrics Graduate Certificate will be exposed to the hands-on nature of biometrics programs and the equipment used in the field.
What will you learn?
While keys and passwords can be lost, forgotten, replicated, or stolen, biometric authentication requires an inherent part of a physiological being. Iris feature analysis, DNA matching, and voice recognition are examples of the use of human characteristics to replace passwords or make the process of logging in more secure.
Biometrics helps law enforcement professionals to perform virtual 3-D forensic facial reconstruction from 2-D images. In order to prepare graduates for careers in information security and human-computer interfacing, the Biometrics program offers courses covering:
- Biometrics computing
- Computer graphics
- Data mining
- Pattern recognition
What will you do?
As a biometrician, you'll employ computer hardware and software to help you use the specific character traits of biological entities for identification through many computerized processes.
Increased security issues, terrorist threats and corporate precautions may provide you with opportunities in private business, government agencies, environmental organizations or scientific research and development laboratories.
Additionally, a degree in biometrics may qualify you to teach at the primary, secondary or college level.
Required disclosures to current and prospective students:
Federal regulations issued by the Department of Education require that Indiana University make certain information about this certificate program available. Disclosure of this data is a condition of awarding federal financial assistance to eligible students in this non-degree academic program.
*Admission and completion of Certificate does not guarantee MS program admission.
*Substitution of Certificate Classes requires the advance approval of the CS Department Graduate Committee.
Using technology to improve healthcareSyed Jaffery 2004 Alumnus