Henry A. Rowley,
(easy cases, see paper 1 below)
(difficult cases, see paper 2 below)
(The eye locations are merely to show the orientation
of the detected face. They were not located
by the detector.)
You can download my thesis dissertation [9.5 MB gzipped postscript, about 30 MB
Demo and Results
We digitized some video sequences at about 3-5 frames per second at a
resolution of 320x240 pixels. These images were then processed by the
face detector, taking about 5-10 seconds per frame on a 200 MHz SGI
Indigo. The results were then MPEG encoded, resulting in the following
[person walking again]
You can also look at Henry Rowley's thesis
proposal document and proposal
presentation slides, 1996. Also available are some older papers whose content is covered
by the papers above.
- Neural Network-Based
Face Detection, by Henry A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, and Takeo
Kanade. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine
Intelligence, volume 20, number 1, pages 23-38, January 1998.
Rotation Invariant Neural Network-Based Face Detection, by
A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, and Takeo Kanade. Accepted for oral
presentation at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1998,
pages 38-44. Also available as CMU CS
Technical Report CMU-CS-97-201, 1997.
images used in the above papers are available. I encourage other
people working on face detection to use these images, to provide a
standard for comparison.
Several researchers have incorporated this face detection system into
their own projects:
For more information, please contact a current
member of the Face
Below are a few resources related to facial image processing on the
web. Please let me know if there
important items missing.
Henry A. Rowley