Face recognition using shading-based curvature attributes

  title={Face recognition using shading-based curvature attributes},
  author={Yang Li and Edwin R. Hancock},
  journal={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2004. ICPR 2004.},
  pages={538-541 Vol.3}
In this paper, we apply shape-from-shading to face images to extract fields of surface normals and make estimates of surface curvature attributes. The attributes studied include minimum and maximum curvature, mean and Gaussian curvature, and, curvedness and shape-index. The curvature attributes are encoded as histograms and are used to perform recognition… CONTINUE READING