FACEDETECT - Face Detection

Example of a detected face


This project was a part of a PhD thesis work and was done in collaboration with another international research partner. The group at LUT mainly contributed by providing a method for robust and accurate detection and extraction of local image features (face parts).

This project was a collaborative effort between the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey, UK and Laboratory of Information Processing, Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Most importantly, this project, and especially the impressive results achieved, lead to a more challening and broader research topic: OBJECT - Object Detection, Localisation and Recognition.



Project has ended, but the work continues...

Contact information

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Joni Kämäräinen E-mail WWW Post-doc researcher
Jarmo Ilonen E-mail WWW Post-graduate researcher
Pekka Paalanen E-mail WWW Post-graduate researcher
Heikki Kälviäinen E-mail WWW Professor
Ville Kyrki E-mail WWW Post-doc researcher
University of Surrey
Miroslav Hamouz E-mail WWW Post-doc researcher
Josef Kittler E-mail WWW Professor


Source code

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Data sets

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Links to other resources

General information
Resources for Face DetectionGeneral
The face detection homepage by Dr. R. FrischholzGeneral (BioId author)
Research groups
The vision and autonomous systems center, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USAVarious projects
Computer Vision and Robotics, Univ. of Cambridge, UKVarious projects
Shakunaga Lab, Okayama University, JapanFace tracking
Facial image databases
M2VTS Prototype System for Face Verification
Robotics Institute: Face databases (MIT / CMU)
BioID Face Database
Face recognition vendor test


Do not hesitate to to contact authors (e-mail, etc.) in order to retrieve copies or reprints of the following publications.