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Age-Invariant Face Recognition
May 2010 (vol. 32 no. 5)
pp. 947-954
Unsang Park, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Yiying Tong, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Anil K. Jain, Michigan State University, East Lansing
One of the challenges in automatic face recognition is to achieve temporal invariance. In other words, the goal is to come up with a representation and matching scheme that is robust to changes due to facial aging. Facial aging is a complex process that affects both the 3D shape of the face and its texture (e.g., wrinkles). These shape and texture changes degrade the performance of automatic face recognition systems. However, facial aging has not received substantial attention compared to other facial variations due to pose, lighting, and expression. We propose a 3D aging modeling technique and show how it can be used to compensate for the age variations to improve the face recognition performance. The aging modeling technique adapts view-invariant 3D face models to the given 2D face aging database. The proposed approach is evaluated on three different databases (i.g., FG-NET, MORPH, and BROWNS) using FaceVACS, a state-of-the-art commercial face recognition engine.

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Index Terms:
Face recognition, facial aging, aging modeling, aging simulation, 3D face model.
Citation:
Unsang Park, Yiying Tong, Anil K. Jain, "Age-Invariant Face Recognition," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 947-954, May 2010, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2010.14
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