Conference paper

Face Recognition in Real-world Images

Face recognition systems are designed to handle well-aligned images captured under controlled situations. However real-world images present varying orientations, expressions, and illumination conditions. Traditional face recognition algorithms perform poorly on such images. In this paper we present a method for face recognition adapted to real-world conditions that can be trained using very few training examples and is computationally efficient. Our method consists of performing a novel alignment process followed by classification using sparse representation techniques. We present our recognition rates on a difficult dataset that represents real-world faces where we significantly outperform state-of-the-art methods.

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