I have a biometric authentication system that is using a person's gait to authenticate them. I extract features from gait, run it through a comparison versus a template and produce a similarity score (where if this similarity score is below a certain threshold, then the user is authenticated). So, I have 72 trials total (36 trials containing a positive case and 36 that contain a negative case). What I want to do is graph the ability of this system to authenticate people by illustrating it with a ROC graph.
Unfortunately, I don't quite understand how to choose a threshold. Is there some mathematical procedure involved for choosing a threshold for the similarity scores? Do I just choose a bunch of different thresholds, and graph the corresponding ROC curves for all these different threshold values? The resulting similarity scores vary from [0.6,1.2] where the positive cases tend to lie around 0.6. All my coding is being done in Matlab.