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1 Biometrics for the Aging Face Face Aging Group

2  Lenovo FR Commercial  Biometrics in the War on Terror Fri, 25 January 2008CSC 100

3  All great endeavors start with a single question. How does the aging face affect face recognition technology?

4  One question becomes many How does the aging face affect face recognition technology?  What changes occur in the aging face?  Does the skull change with age?  Why does skin wrinkle?  How does weight change affect the face?  When do changes occur?  How does all of this impact face recognition systems?

5  How do we answer the questions?  Form an multidisciplinary team of experts Computer Science Anthropology Aging Face Research Mathematics Eric Patterson Ph.D. Midori Albert Ph.D. Edward Boone Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Karl Ricanek, Jr. Ph.D.

6  How do we answer the questions?  Find monies to support the research $$  Who will fund this research?  Military, Homeland Defense, Intelligence Agencies  Who is funding this project?  National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency

7  What is face recognition?  An automated technique for person identification based on the appearance and configuration of the face.  Where is it used?  Passport verification for all persons entering the US.  Locating known terrorists in high value public areas.  North Carolina driver’s license has capability. Thurs, 25 October 2007

8  Does the aging face affect face recognition technology? Thurs, 25 October 2007 Male: 18 to 42Female: 32 to 44

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10  The aging face  Skin  Skull  Ethnic variations  Gender variations  Environment Thurs, 25 October 2007

11  Digitally aging the face  Demonstration of aging system developed by the Face Aging Group at UNCW.

12  Student learning through research  The Face Aging Group is committed to creating the next generation of scholars.  Prior students  Robert Harrison CSC, Dean Berman CSC, Eric Putnam CSC, Chris Tice CSC, Jaewong Kim CSC, Melissa Tropay ANT, Jeff Kane ANT, and Pilar Waling BIO  Current students  Bill Shipman MS CSIS, Seiken Higashionna MS CSIS, Jessica Clifton ANT, Morgan Pereira ANT, Jessica Pittard ANT, and Adrianne Wells ANT Thurs, 25 October 2007

13  Coming attractions  Face Recognition on your cell phone  My Space and FaceBook using FR for automatic image tagging  Retail Thurs, 25 October 2007


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