FacePoseNet: Making a Case for Landmark-Free Face Alignment

24 Aug 2017Fengju ChangAnh Tuan TranTal HassnerIacopo MasiRam NevatiaGerard Medioni

We show how a simple convolutional neural network (CNN) can be trained to accurately and robustly regress 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) 3D head pose, directly from image intensities. We further explain how this FacePoseNet (FPN) can be used to align faces in 2D and 3D as an alternative to explicit facial landmark detection for these tasks... (read more)

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Evaluation results from the paper

Task Dataset Model Metric name Metric value Global rank Compare
Facial Landmark Detection 300W FPN Mean Error Rate 0.1043 # 1
Face Identification IJB-A FPN Accuracy 91.4% # 2
Face Verification IJB-A FPN TAR @ FAR=0.01 90.1% # 8
Face Identification IJB-B FPN Accuracy 91.1% # 1
Face Verification IJB-B FPN TAR @ FAR=0.01 96.5% # 1