Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 4491–4503 | Cite as

Gender classification using 3D statistical models

  • Wankou Yang
  • Changyin Sun
  • Wenming Zheng
  • Karl Ricanek


In this paper, an effective gender classification based on 3D face model is proposed based on 3D principal components analysis (3D Eigenmodels) and 3D independent components analysis (3D ICmodels). In our work, the 3D face model is represented by 3D landmarks. The proposed gender classification method consists of three steps: 1) Align the 3D models to get 3D aligned shapes; 2) Perform 3D PCA/ICA transformation on the aligned 3D shapes; 3) Do gender classification on the 3D Eigenmodels/ICmodels features using SVM. The experimental results on BU_3DFE database demonstrate that the proposed method can achieve good performance.


Procrustes transformation Point alignment 3D gender classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wankou Yang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Changyin Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wenming Zheng
    • 3
  • Karl Ricanek
    • 4
  1. 1.School of AutomationSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Key Lab of Measurement and Control of Complex Systems of Engineering, Ministry of EducationSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of EducationSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.Face Aging Group, Department of Computer ScienceUNC WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA

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