Keystroke Biometric:
Data Collection and System Testing



Vinnie Monaco is in the process of revising the data capturing program to use the more accurate Java applet method used is earlier work rather than the Javascript method tested last semester. This work should be completed by the first week of February.

This semester's team, together with the Stylometry team, will obtain new data samples from a large population of about 50 subjects, 10 data samples from each subject in two sets of five samples each recorded with a separation of at least two weeks. You will also learn how to run the programs (code) of the system and run various experiments.

Fast Agile XP Deliverables

We will use the agile methodology, particularly Extreme Programming (XP) which involves small releases and fast turnarounds in roughly two-week iterations. Many of these deliverables can be done in parallel by different members or subsets of the team. The following is the current list of deliverables (ordered by the date initiated, deliverable modifications marked in red, initiated date marked in bold red if programming involved, completion date and related comments marked in green, pseudo-code marked in blue):
  1. 2/1 (first week). Read the background material to become familiar with the Pace University keystroke biometric system. Work with your instructor, customer John Stewart, and Vinnie Monaco to plan the work for the semester.
  2. 2/1 (ongoing for the semester). Collect data samples together with the Stylometry team.
  3. 2/1 (1-2 weeks). Work with Vinnie Monaco to learn how to run the various programs of the system.