Face detection on real low resolution surveillance videos

Rolando Jesus T. Cardenas, César A.Beltrán Castañón, Juan Carlos Gutierrez Caceres

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The use of video cameras for security reasons has increased in recent times. Identify a person with automatic face detection systems have greater importance today; but the low-quality of the videos make it difficult and are still an open problem that many researchers are trying to solve. We propose a novel methodology for face detection on low-resolution videos based on parallel Gunnar Farnebäck optical flow algorithm, Haar Cascades and Local Binary Patterns. Our model does not use illumination normalization or super-resolution techniques, commonly used in literature. The results on the Caviar Database prove a better detection rate compared with OpenCv Library, Dlib C++ Library and Matlab function, which use the known Viola-Jones Haar cascade algorithm and HOGs. Even though these tools not have a number of detections up to 1%, our proposal can detect faces in a rate of 50%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCDA 2018 - Proceedings of 2018 the 2nd International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363594
StatePublished - 23 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis, ICCDA 2018 - DeKalb, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 201825 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2nd International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis, ICCDA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by CIENCIACTIVA, CONCYTEC and the National University of San Agustin (UNSA). We thank all professors who collaborate in the research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.


  • Face Detection
  • Haar cascade
  • LBP
  • Low-resolution
  • Optical Flow
  • Video


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