International Journal of
Computer Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Comput. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6494
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJCER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 29


A review on advances in iris recognition methods

Fuad .M. Alkoot
HITN-PAAET P. O. Box 4575, Alsalmia, 22046, Kuwait
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 October 2011
  •  Published: 30 January 2012


Iris recognition is one of the most accurate identity verification systems. Since its initial introduction by J. Daughman, many methods have been proposed to enhance the performance. We present an overview of the latest research on iris recognition by categorizing the research in four groups outlined as localization, segmentation, coding and recognition. We present the latest developments explaining advances to solve problems existing at each of iris recognition stages.


Key words: Biometrics, identity verification, iris recognition, pattern recognition, iris segmentation, iris localization and iris code.