Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Li P., Prieto L., Mery D., Flynn P. (2019)

On Low-Resolution Face Recognition in the Wild: Comparisons and New Techniques

Revista : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Although face recognition systems have achieved impressive performance in recent years, the low-resolution face recognition task remains challenging, especially when the lowresolution faces are captured under non-ideal conditions, as is common in surveillance-based applications. Faces captured in such conditions are often contaminated by blur, non-uniform lighting, and non-frontal face pose. In this paper, we analyze face recognition techniques using data captured under lowquality conditions in the wild. We provide a comprehensive analysis of experimental results for two of the most important applications in real surveillance applications, and demonstrate practical approaches to handle both cases that show promising performance. The following three contributions are made: (i) we conduct experiments to evaluate super-resolution methods for low-resolution face recognition; (ii) we study face re-identification on various public face datasets including real surveillance and low-resolution subsets of large-scale datasets, present a baseline result for several deep learning based approaches, and improve them by introducing a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) pre-training approach and fully convolutional architecture; and (iii) we explore low-resolution face identification by employing a state-of-the-art supervised discriminative learning approach. Evaluations are conducted on challenging portions of the SCface and UCCSface datasets.