This course presents an introduction to the principles of operation, design, testing, and implementation of the unimodal/multimodal biometric systems. Major and emerging biometric technologies (fingerprint, face, hand, iris, hand geometry, palmprint etc.) performance and issues related to the security and privacy aspects of these systems will be addressed. Students will be introduced to a variety of methods used for prosessing data from various biometrics  (especially signature modality)  and to statistical methods employed to achieve acceptable performance rates (i.e. false accept, false reject and classification rates).