The history of computer-aided face recognition dates back to the 1960s, yet the problem of automatic face recognition a task that humans perform routinely and effortlessly in our daily lives still poses great challenges, especially in unconstrained conditions.
This highly anticipated new edition of the "e;Handbook of Face Recognition"e; provides a comprehensive account of face recognition research and technology, spanning the full range of topics needed for designing operational face recognition systems. After a thorough introductory chapter, each of the following 26 chapters focus on a specific topic, reviewing background information, up-to-date techniques, and recent results, as well as offering challenges and future directions.
Topics and features: fully updated, revised and expanded, covering the entire spectrum of concepts, methods, and algorithms for automated face detection and recognition systems; examines the design of accurate, reliable, and secure face recognition systems; provides comprehensive coverage of face detection, tracking, alignment, feature extraction, and recognition technologies, and issues in evaluation, systems, security, and applications; contains numerous step-by-step algorithms; describes a broad range of applications from person verification, surveillance, and security, to entertainment; presents contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; integrates numerous supporting graphs, tables, charts, and performance data.
This practical and authoritative reference is "e;the"e; essential resource for researchers, professionals and students involved in image processing, computer vision, biometrics, security, Internet, mobile devices, human-computer interface, E-services, computer graphics and animation, and the computer game industry."e;