Efficient Near-Infrared Eye Detection Utilizing Appearance Features

  • Qi Wang
  • Ying Lian
  • Ting Sun
  • Yuna Chu
  • Xiangde ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10996)


Eye detection has been a critical problem for iris recognition, face recognition and some other applications. However, the unconstrained scene brings a lot of challenging problems to eye detection such as occlusion, rotation, blur and complex background etc. In this paper, we propose a novel eye detection algorithm for near-infrared image. We put forward four factors, which are IVSF, PLG, DRDF and IOSF to represent eye region features. The method is mainly composed of two steps. Firstly, candidate positions are generated. Secondly, a multi-strategy fusion method is designed to confirm final eye position. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm is accurate and fast compared with some existing methods.


Eye detection Unconstrained scene Near-infrared face image Multi-strategy fusion 



This research is supported by National Natural Science Funds of China, No. 61703088, the Doctoral Scientific Research Foundation of Liaoning Province, No. 20170520326 and “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities”, N160503003.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Wang
    • 1
  • Ying Lian
    • 1
  • Ting Sun
    • 1
  • Yuna Chu
    • 1
  • Xiangde Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Sciences, Northeastern UniversityShenyangChina

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