Discriminative Invariant Kernel Features: A Bells-and-Whistles-Free Approach to Unsupervised Face Recognition and Pose Estimation

We propose an explicitly discriminative and `simple' approach to generate invariance to nuisance transformations modeled as unitary. In practice, the approach works well to handle non-unitary transformations as well. Our theoretical results extend the reach of a recent theory of invariance to discriminative and kernelized features based on unitary kernels. As a special case, a single common framework can be used to generate subject-specific pose-invariant features for face recognition and vice-versa for pose estimation. We show that our main proposed method (DIKF) can perform well under very challenging large-scale semi-synthetic face matching and pose estimation protocols with unaligned faces using no land-marking whatsoever. We additionally benchmark on CMU MPIE and outperform previous work in almost all cases on off-angle face matching while we are on par with the previous state-of-the-art on the LFW unsupervised and image-restricted protocols, without any low-level image descriptors other than raw-pixels.

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