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Robust RGB-D face recognition using attribute-aware loss

Jiang, Luo, Zhang, Juyong and Deng, Bailin 2019. Robust RGB-D face recognition using attribute-aware loss. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 10.1109/TPAMI.2019.2919284

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Abstract

Existing convolutional neural network (CNN) based face recognition algorithms typically learn a discriminative feature mapping, using a loss function that enforces separation of features from different classes and/or aggregation of features within the same class. However, they may suffer from bias in the training data such as uneven sampling density, because they optimize the adjacency relationship of the learned features without considering the proximity of the underlying faces. Moreover, since they only use facial images for training, the learned feature mapping may not correctly indicate the relationship of other attributes such as gender and ethnicity, which can be important for some face recognition applications. In this paper, we propose a new CNN-based face recognition approach that incorporates such attributes into the training process. Using an attribute-aware loss function that regularizes the feature mapping using attribute proximity, our approach learns more discriminative features that are correlated with the attributes. We train our face recognition model on a large-scale RGB-D data set with over 100K identities captured under real application conditions. By comparing our approach with other methods on a variety of experiments, we demonstrate that depth channel and attribute-aware loss greatly improve the accuracy and robustness of face recognition.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN: 0162-8828
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 22 May 2019
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2019 13:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/122840

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