Personalized Age Progression With Aging Dictionary

Xiangbo Shu, Jinhui Tang, Hanjiang Lai, Luoqi Liu, Shuicheng Yan; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 3970-3978


In this paper, we aim to automatically render aging faces in a personalized way. Basically, a set of age-group specific dictionaries are learned, where the dictionary bases corresponding to the same index yet from different dictionaries form a particular aging process pattern cross different age groups, and a linear combination of these patterns expresses a particular personalized aging process. Moreover, two factors are taken into consideration in the dictionary learning process. First, beyond the aging dictionaries, each subject may have extra personalized facial characteristics, e.g. mole, which are invariant in the aging process. Second, it is challenging or even impossible to collect faces of all age groups for a particular subject, yet much easier and more practical to get face pairs from neighboring age groups. Thus a personality-aware coupled reconstruction loss is utilized to learn the dictionaries based on face pairs from neighboring age groups. Extensive experiments well demonstrate the advantages of our proposed solution over other state-of-the-arts in term of personalized aging progression, as well as the performance gain for cross-age face verification by synthesizing aging faces.

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author = {Shu, Xiangbo and Tang, Jinhui and Lai, Hanjiang and Liu, Luoqi and Yan, Shuicheng},
title = {Personalized Age Progression With Aging Dictionary},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}