EEG-Based random number generators

Dang Nguyen, Dat Tran, Wanli Ma, Khoa Nguyen

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In this paper, we propose a new method that transforms electroencephalogram (EEG) signal and its wave bands into sequences of bits that can be used as a random number generator. The proposed method would be particularly useful to generate true random numbers or seeds for pseudo-random number generators. Our experiments were conducted on the EEG Alcoholism dataset and we tested the randomness using the statistical Test Suite recommended by the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) for investigating the quality of random number generators, especially in cryptography application. Our experimental results show that the average success rate is 99.02% for the gamma band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings 11th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsZ. Yan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319647012
ISBN (Print)9783319647005
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2017
Event11th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2017 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10394 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2017


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