A Discriminative Model for Age Invariant Face Recognition
Aging variation poses a serious problem to automatic face recognition systems. Most of the face recognition studies that have addressed the aging problem are focused on age estimation or aging simulation. Designing an appropriate feature representation and an effective matching framework for age invariant face recognition remains an open problem. In this paper, the authors propose a discriminative model to address face matching in the presence of age variation. In this framework, they first represent each face by designing a densely sampled local feature description scheme, in which Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) and Multi-scale Local Binary Patterns (MLBP) serve as the local descriptors.