Volume 11, Number 5

Face Verification Across Age Progression using Enhanced Convolution Neural Network


Areeg Mohammed Osman1 and Serestina Viriri2, 1Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan, 2University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa


This paper proposes a deep learning method for facial verification of aging subjects. Facial aging is a texture and shape variations that affect the human face as time progresses. Accordingly, there is a demand to develop robust methods to verify facial images when they age. In this paper, a deep learning method based on GoogLeNet pre-trained convolution network fused with Histogram Orientation Gradient (HOG) and Local Binary Pattern (LBP) feature descriptors have been applied for feature extraction and classification. The experiments are based on the facial images collected from MORPH and FG-Net benchmarked datasets. Euclidean distance has been used to measure the similarity between pairs of feature vectors with the age gap. Experiments results show an improvement in the validation accuracy conducted on the FG-NET database, which it reached 100%, while with MORPH database the validation accuracy is 99.8%. The proposed method has better performance and higher accuracy than current state-of-the-art methods.


Facial Aging, Face verification, GoogLeNet.