A Hybrid Biometric Approach Embedding DNA Data in Fingerprint Images

Kareem Kamal A.Ghany, G. Hassan, G. Schaefer, A. E. Hassanien, M. A. R. Ahad, and H. A. Hefny, "A Hybrid Biometric Approach Embedding DNA Data in Fingerprint Images", 3rd Intl. Conf. on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV2014), Dhaka - Bangladesh, 23-24 May, 2014.

Date Presented:

23-24 May

Abstract—In this paper, we present a robust image water-
marking approach to hide DNA sequence data into fingerprint

templates for copyright protection based on the discrete wavelet

transform. A multi-bit watermark, based on DNA data, is

embedded into the low frequency sub-band of the fingerprint

image. During the inverse process, we employ DNA decoding

to extract the image signature from the watermarked image. We

evaluate our proposed method using statistical measures including

mean squared error, peak signal-to-noise-ratio, and structural

similarity index, and the experimental results confirm that the

watermarks generated using our approach are invisible.