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Advancement and affordability is leading to the popularity of plastic surgery procedures. Facial plastic surgery can be reconstructive to correct facial feature anomalies or cosmetic to improve the appearance. Both corrective as well as cosmetic surgeries alter the original facial information to a large extent thereby posing a great challenge for face(More)
This paper presents an efficient algorithm for matching sketches with digital face images. The algorithm extracts discriminating information present in local facial regions at different levels of granularity. Both sketches and digital images are decomposed into multi-resolution pyramid to conserve high frequency information which forms the discriminating(More)
For a robust face biometric system, a reliable anti-spoofing approach must be deployed to circumvent the print and replay attacks. Several techniques have been proposed to counter face spoofing, however a robust solution that is computationally efficient is still unavailable. This paper presents a new approach for spoofing detection in face videos using(More)
This paper proposes algorithms for iris segmentation, quality enhancement, match score fusion, and indexing to improve both the accuracy and the speed of iris recognition. A curve evolution approach is proposed to effectively segment a nonideal iris image using the modified Mumford-Shah functional. Different enhancement algorithms are concurrently applied(More)
The performance of iris recognition is affected if iris is captured at a distance. Further, images captured in visible spectrum are more susceptible to noise than if captured in near infrared spectrum. This research proposes periocular biometrics as an alternative to iris recognition if the iris images are captured at a distance. We propose a novel(More)
Widespread acceptability and use of biometrics for person authentication has instigated several techniques for evading identification. One such technique is altering facial appearance using surgical procedures that has raised a challenge for face recognition algorithms. Increasing popularity of plastic surgery and its effect on automatic face recognition(More)
One of the important cues in solving crimes and apprehending criminals is matching sketches with digital face images. This paper presents an automated algorithm to extract discriminating information from local regions of both sketches and digital face images. Structural information along with minute details present in local facial regions are encoded using(More)
Variations in pose, expression, illumination, aging and disguise are considered as major challenges in face recognition and several techniques have been proposed to address these challenges. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, is considered as an arduous research issue; however, it has not yet been studied either theoretically or experimentally. This paper(More)
Newborn swapping and abduction is a global problem and traditional approaches such as ID bracelets and footprinting do not provide the required level of security. This paper introduces the concept of using face recognition for identifying newborns and presents an automatic face recognition algorithm. The proposed multiresolution algorithm extracts Speeded(More)
Medical image fusion has revolutionized medical analysis by improving the precision and performance of computer assisted diagnosis. In this research, a fusion algorithm is proposed to combine pairs of multispectral magnetic resonance imaging such as T1, T2 and Proton Density brain images. The proposed algorithm utilizes different features of Redundant(More)