Multibiometric human recognition using 3D ear and face features

Syed Islam, Rowan Davies, Mohammed Bennamoun, Robyn Owens, Ajmal Mian

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We present automatic extraction of local 3D features (L3DF) from ear and face biometrics and their combination at the feature and score levels for robust identification. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first to present feature level fusion of 3D features extracted from ear and frontal face data. Scores from L3DF based matching are also fused with iterative closest point algorithm based matching using a weighted sum rule. We achieve identification and verification (at 0.001 FAR) rates of 99.0% and 99.4%, respectively, with neutral and 96.8% and 97.1% with non-neutral facial expressions on the largest public databases of 3D ear and face.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-627
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number3
Early online date29 Sep 2012
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


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