Differential 3D Facial Recognition: Adding 3D to Your State-of-the-Art 2D Method.

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Journal Article

Active illumination is a prominent complement to enhance 2D face recognition and make it more robust, e.g., to spoofing attacks and low-light conditions. In the present work we show that it is possible to adopt active illumination to enhance state-of-the-art 2D face recognition approaches with 3D features, while bypassing the complicated task of 3D reconstruction. The key idea is to project over the test face a high spatial frequency pattern, which allows us to simultaneously recover real 3D information plus a standard 2D facial image. Therefore, state-of-the-art 2D face recognition solution can be transparently applied, while from the high frequency component of the input image, complementary 3D facial features are extracted. Experimental results on ND-2006 dataset show that the proposed ideas can significantly boost face recognition performance and dramatically improve the robustness to spoofing attacks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martino, JMD; Suzacq, F; Delbracio, M; Qiu, Q; Sapiro, G

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1582 - 1593

PubMed ID

  • 32305901

Pubmed Central ID

  • 32305901

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-3539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-8828

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/tpami.2020.2986951

Language

  • eng