A technique for face recognition based on image registration

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dc.contributor.author Gillan, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-12T15:52:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-12T15:52:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en
dc.date.issued 2010-04-12T15:52:54Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2548
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents a technique for face recognition that is based on image registration. The image registration technique is based on finding a set of feature points in the two images and using these feature points for registration. This is done in four steps. In the first, images are filtered with the Mexican hat wavelet to obtain the feature point locations. In the second, the Zernike moments of neighbourhoods around the feature points are calculated and compared in the third step to establish correspondence between feature points in the two images and in the fourth the transformation parameters between images are obtained using an iterative weighted least squares technique. The face recognition technique consists of three parts, a training part, an image registration part and a post-processing part. During training a set of images are chosen as the training images and the Zernike moments for the feature points of the training images are obtained and stored. In the registration part, the transformation parameters to register the training images with the images under consideration are obtained. In the post-processing, these transformation parameters are used to determine whether a valid match is found or not. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated using various face databases and it is compared with the performance of existing techniques. Results indicate that the proposed technique gives excellent results for face recognition in conditions of varying pose, illumination, background and scale. These results are comparable to other well known face recognition techniques. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject face recognition en
dc.subject image registration en
dc.subject mexican-hat wavelet en
dc.subject feature points en
dc.subject Zernike moments en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Engineering::Electrical engineering en
dc.title A technique for face recognition based on image registration en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Agathoklis, Panajotis
dc.degree.department Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering en
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation S. Gillan and P. Agathoklis, “A Feature Based Technique for Face Recognition Using Mexican Hat Wavelets”, 2009 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM 2009). en

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