Face Recognition Using Near Infrared Images

Abstract

Near infrared (NIR) face recognition has been a successful technology for overcoming illumination changes in face recognition. With years of development, NIR face recognition been in practical use with success and products have appeared in the market. In this chapter, we introduce the NIR face recognition approach, describe the design of active NIR face imaging system, illustrate how to derive from NIR face image an illumination invariant face representation, and provide a learning based method for face feature selection and classification. Experiments are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Biometrics and Security Research & National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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