Deep Learning-Based Iris Segmentation Algorithm for Effective Iris Recognition System


  • Sruthi Kunkuma Balasubramanian Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • Vijayakumar Jeganathan Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • Thavamani Subramani Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India



CNN, deep learning, iris recognition, iris segmentation


In this study, a 19-layer convolutional neural network model is developed for accurate iris segmentation and is trained and validated using five publicly available iris image datasets. An integrodifferential operator is used to create labeled images for CASIA v1.0, CASIA v2.0, and PolyU Iris image datasets. The performance of the proposed model is evaluated based on accuracy, sensitivity, selectivity, precision, and F-score. The accuracy obtained for CASIA v1.0, CASIA v2.0, CASIA Iris Interval, IITD, and PolyU Iris are 0.82, 0.97, 0.9923, 0.9942, and 0.98, respectively. The result shows that the proposed model can accurately predict iris and non-iris regions and thus can be an effective tool for iris segmentation.


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How to Cite

S. K. Balasubramanian, V. Jeganathan, and T. Subramani, “Deep Learning-Based Iris Segmentation Algorithm for Effective Iris Recognition System”, Proc. eng. technol. innov., vol. 23, pp. 60–70, Jan. 2023.