This project involves the use of one or more face biometric systems in several applications. While the techniques are being implemented in the companion project, your tasks will be to
While facial recognition has been studied in-depth, additional work is needed to explore the viability of using facial biometrics to secure access to PDA’s and security sensitive applications that run on them. Limited processing capabilities, networking, storage, video capture, and other constraints make this a challenging problem to solve.
The primary objective of this project is to develop an application to secure access to a mobile computing device and to conduct experiments that measure performance and accuracy of the security solution. A preliminary analysis of the problem and the literature search should, for example, determine whether the face biometric is the most appropriate biometric for this application. The data collected from the experiments will help to develop a technology acceptance model (TAM) to determine if this security solution is acceptable to secure PDA devices.
Your first task is to gather a database of photos of, say, ten people over a time period of at least 10 years, preferably 20-40 years. For example, you might gather from older relatives' photos that were taken over a 20-40 year time span. To allow for training then recognition experiments, ideally you should have 5-10 photos of an individual at every 10-year interval.
An interesting experiment would be to obtain recognition performance (accuracy) at the same time (+/- 1 year), at a 10-year interval, at a 20-year interval, at a 30-year interval, etc.