Editor: Fadi Dornaika

Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and Applications

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $158
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-68108-111-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-110-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810811061160101

Introduction

Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and applications describes several approaches to facial image analysis and recognition. Eleven chapters cover advances in computer vision and pattern recognition methods used to analyze facial data. The topics addressed in this book include automatic face detection, 3D face model fitting, robust face recognition, facial expression recognition, face image data embedding, model-less 3D face pose estimation and image-based age estimation. The chapters are also written by experts from a different research groups. Readers will, therefore, have access to contemporary knowledge on facial recognition with some diverse perspectives offered for individual techniques. The book is a useful resource for a wide audience such as i) researchers and professionals working in the field of face image analysis, ii) the entire pattern recognition community interested in processing and extracting features from raw face images, and iii) technical experts as well as postgraduate computer science students interested in cutting edge concepts of facial image recognition.

Preface

Over the past two decades, many face image analysis problems have been investigated in computer vision and machine learning. The main idea and the driver of further research in this area are human-machine interaction and security applications. Face images and videos can represent an intuitive and non-intrusive channel for recognizing people, inferring their level of interest, and estimating their gaze in 3D. Although progress over the past decade has been impressive, there are significant obstacles to be overcome. It is not possible yet to design a face analysis system with a potential close to human performance. New computer vision and pattern recognition approaches need to be investigated. Face recognition as an essential problem in pattern recognition and social media computing, attracts many researchers for decades. For instance, face recognition became one of three identification methods used in e-passports and a biometric of choice for many other security applications. The E-Book "Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and Applications" is oriented to a wide audience including: i) researchers and professionals working in the fields of face image analysis; ii) the entire pattern recognition community interested in processing and extracting features from raw face images; and iii) technical experts as well as postgraduate students working on face images and their related concepts. One of the key benefits of this E-Book is that the readers will have access to novel research topics. The book contains eleven chapters that address several topics including automatic face detection, 3D face model fitting, robust face recognition, facial expression recognition, face image data embedding, model-less 3D face pose estimation and image-based age estimation. We would like to express our gratitude to all the contributing authors that have made this book a reality. We would also like to thank Prof. Denis Hamad for writing the foreword and Bentham Science Publishers for their support and efforts. A special thank goes to Dr. Ammar Assoum for providing the latex style file.

Editor Fadi Dornaika
University of the Basque Country Manuel Lardizabal, 1
20018 San Sebasti√°n, Spain

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