Master Electrical Engineering

Advanced Face Detection

Advanced Face Detection

Student : unassigned
Type : Master EE
Duration : April 2015 until unknown
Supervisor : Dr.ir. L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)

An important step in face recognition is the detection of faces and extraction of facial regions from images. In 2001 Viola and Jones published a face detector based on a cascade of simple classifiers that was quite successful at the time and which we still use. However, the state of the art has advanced and we would like to apply new and better face detection techniques. This assignment includes a literature research on modern face detection techniques, a selection of one or several techniques for implementation and  the implementation and, possibly, the extension of these techniques. The implemented techniques will have to be evaluated using a facial data, preferably using an accepted benchmark.