Synthesizing Frontal Faces on Calibrated Stereo Cameras for Face Recognition

  • Kin-Wang Cheung
  • Jiansheng Chen
  • Yiu-Sang Moon
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01793-3_36

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)
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Cheung KW., Chen J., Moon YS. (2009) Synthesizing Frontal Faces on Calibrated Stereo Cameras for Face Recognition. In: Tistarelli M., Nixon M.S. (eds) Advances in Biometrics. ICB 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5558. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Current automatic face recognition systems often require users to face towards the capturing camera. To extent these systems for user non-intrusive application scenarios such as video surveillance, we propose a stereo camera configuration to synthesize a frontal face image from two non-frontal face images. After the head pose has been estimated, a frontal face image is synthesized using face warping and view morphing techniques. Face identification experiments reveal that using the synthetic frontal images can achieve comparable performance with real frontal face images.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kin-Wang Cheung
    • 1
  • Jiansheng Chen
    • 1
  • Yiu-Sang Moon
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.Hong Kong 

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