Heterogeneous Face Recognition: Matching NIR to Visible Light Images
Source: Michigan State University
Matching Near-InfraRed (NIR) face images to VISible light (VIS) face images offers a robust approach to face recognition with unconstrained illumination. In this paper, the authors propose a novel method of heterogeneous face recognition that uses a common feature-based representation for both NIR images as well as VIS images. Linear discriminant analysis is performed on a collection of random subspaces to learn discriminative projections. NIR and VIS images are matched directly using the random subspace projections, and using sparse representation classification. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach for matching NIR and VIS face images.