We will explore the area of face recognition using the partial singular value decomposition of a matrix and test some of its successes and limitations. We constructed a database consisting of 130 pictures of 65 individuals, and then used the Karhunen-Loéve (KL) Expansion method to relate pictures from outside the database to those in the database. While this method was generally very successful, we were able to test and define several of its limitations.
Dr. Jim Seibert , Professor of Mathematics,Regis UniversityJSeibert@regis.edu
Giordano, Anthony and Uhrig, Michael
"Human Face Recognition Technology Using the Karhunen-Loeve Expansion Technique,"
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/rhumj/vol7/iss1/11