International Journals of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST)
Face recognition has been one of the most interesting and important research fields in the past two decades. It helps a person to distinguish an individual from one another. Face recognition involves comparing a face with a database of stored faces in order to identify the individual. Its application includes biometric authentication, surveillance, human-computer interaction, multimedia management. There are different methods of face recognition which involves series of steps which serves to capture, analyze and compare a face to a database of the stored images. In this paper, a study is made on statistical based methods used for face recognition.