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Biometrics for the Aging Face Face Aging Group www.faceaginggroup.com
Lenovo FR Commercial Biometrics in the War on Terror Fri, 25 January 2008CSC 100
All great endeavors start with a single question. How does the aging face affect face recognition technology?
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?
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.
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
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
Does the aging face affect face recognition technology? Thurs, 25 October 2007 Male: 18 to 42Female: 32 to 44
The aging face Skin Skull Ethnic variations Gender variations Environment Thurs, 25 October 2007
Digitally aging the face Demonstration of aging system developed by the Face Aging Group at UNCW.
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
Coming attractions Face Recognition on your cell phone My Space and FaceBook using FR for automatic image tagging Retail Thurs, 25 October 2007