3D face recognition with local shape descriptors

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2011
İnan, Tolga
This thesis represents two approaches for three dimensional face recognition. In the first approach, a generic face model is fitted to human face. Local shape descriptors are located on the nodes of generic model mesh. Discriminative local shape descriptors on the nodes are selected and fed as input into the face recognition system. In the second approach, local shape descriptors which are uniformly distributed across the face are calculated. Among the calculated shape descriptors that are discriminative for recognition process are selected and used for three dimensional face recognition. Both approaches are tested with widely accepted FRGCv2.0 database and experiment protocol. Reported results are better than the state-of-theart systems. Recognition performances for neutral and non-neutral faces are also reported.

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T. İnan, “3D face recognition with local shape descriptors,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2011.