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Knowledge Transfer for Face Verification Using Heterogeneous Generalized Operational Perceptrons

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6249-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6250-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
ISSN (Print)1522-4880
ISSN (Electronic)2381-8549


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Period1/01/00 → …


Face verification is a prominent biometric technique for identity authentication that has been used extensively in several security applications. In practice, face verification is often performed along with other visual surveillance tasks in the computing device. Thus, the ability to share the computation and reuse the information already extracted for other analysis tasks can greatly help reduce the computation load on the devices. In this study, we propose to utilize the knowledge transfer approach for the face verification problem by building a heterogeneous neural network architecture of Generalized Operational Perceptrons on top of the intermediate features extracted for object recognition purpose. Experimental results show that using our proposed approach, a face verification system can be incorporated into an existing visual analysis system with less additional memory and computational cost, compared to other similar approaches.


  • Face, Visualization, Feature extraction, Neurons, Network architecture, Face recognition, Surveillance, Face Verification, Generalized Operational Perceptron, Progressive Neural Network Learning

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