Seminar: Facial Image Processing and Analysis

  • Type: Seminar
  • Chair: Fakultät für Informatik
  • Semester: Wintersemester 2010/11
  • Place:

    Room R223, Building 50.20

  • Time:

    Thursdays from 11:30h to 13:00h

  • Start: 21.10.2010
  • Lecturer:

    Hazım Ekenel
    Tobias Gehrig
    Rainer Stiefelhagen

  • SWS: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lv-No.: 24370
  • Information:

    There are still places available for the seminar. If you like to register please send an e-mail to Dr. Hazım Ekenel or Tobias Gehrig.


Facial image processing and analysis is the task of automatically analyzing face images in order to acquire information about the depicted persons. This includes a person’s identity, emotional and cognitive state, facial gestures, age and gender. The application domains for this are security, smart environments, human-computer interfaces, and content-based image and video analysis.

This seminar aims at introducing theoretical and practical aspects on the area of automatic face analysis to the students.

Possible topics for seminar talks are:

  • Face detection
  • Facial feature localization
  • Face modeling
  • Face recognition and verification
  • Facial expression analysis
  • Emotion classification
  • Facial gesture recognition
  • Age estimation
  • Gender classification


Basic knowledge of pattern recognition as presented in the lecture Cognitive Systems are expected


  • The seminar offers students the opportunity to get familiar with a specific topic in the area of facial analysis
  • The student shall learn to independently and effictively investigate and structure scientific literature
  • The student shall learn to present his findings in a talk
  • The student shall learn to do a scientific presentation and a discussion in English
  • The student shall learn to write a scientific reports in English


  • The seminar will be held in English and will be graded for Master students
  • As criteria for the grade for Master students the presentation, report and collaboration within the seminar will be taken into account
  • The report is due on the day the presentation will be held
  • For the seminar students, attending each of the seminar meetings is mandatory



  • 21.10.2010, Dr.-Ing. Hazım Kemal Ekenel: Introduction [pdf]
  • 02.12.2010, Derick Beng Yuh: Ethnicity Classification [pdf]
  • 09.12.2010, Matthias Steiner: Age Estimation [pdf]
  • 16.12.2010, Nikolas Hesse: Multi-view Facial Expression Classification [pdf]
  • 13.01.2011, Chengchao Qu: Non-rigid Structure from Motion [pdf]
  • 20.01.2011, Dan Lu: Multimodal Gesture Recognition [pdf]
  • 27.01.2011, Thomas Witzig: Gender Classification [pdf]
    • M. Toews and T. Arbel, "Detection, Localization, and Sex Classification of Faces from Arbitrary Viewpoints and under Occlusion", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 31, Sep. 2009, pp. 1567-1581. [pdf]
  • 03.02.2011, Tobias Gehrig: Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis challenge (FERA2011) [pdf]
    • In the mean time, since the presentation, the baseline results for AU detection have been revised, thus these parts of the presentation are not correct anymore. Have a look at the FERA2011 website for up-to-date informations.
  • 10.02.2011, Florin Lipan: Face Verification [pdf]
    • H. Ling, S. Soatto, N. Ramanathan, and D.W. Jacobs, "Face Verification Across Age Progression Using Discriminative Methods", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 5, Mar. 2010, pp. 82-91. [pdf]