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This work explores facial expression bias as a security vulnerability of face recognition systems. Despite the great performance achieved by state-of-the-art face recognition systems, the algorithms are still sensitive to a large range of covariates. We present a comprehensive analysis of how facial expression bias impacts the performance of face recognition technologies. Our study analyzes: i) facial expression biases in the most popular face recognition databases; and ii) the impact of facial expression in face recognition performances.

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Some recent work treats age estimation as an ordinal ranking task and decomposes it into multiple binary classifications. However, a theoretical defect lies in this type of methods: the ignorance of possible contradictions in individual ranking results. In this paper, we partially embrace the decomposition idea and propose the Deep and Ordinal Ensemble Learning with Two Groups Classification (DOEL 2groups ) for age prediction. An important advantage of our approach is that it theoretically allows the prediction even when the contradictory cases occur.

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This paper investigates the employment of photoplethysmography (PPG) for user authentication systems. Time-stable and user-specific features are developed by stretching the signal, designing a convolutional neural network and performing a variation-stable approach with three score fusions. Two evaluation scenarios are explored, namely single-session and two-sessions.

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Ocular biometric systems working in unconstrained environments usually face the problem of small within-class compactness caused by the multiple factors that jointly degrade the quality of the obtained data. In this work, we propose an attribute normalization strategy based on deep learning generative frameworks, that reduces the variability of the samples used in pairwise comparisons, without reducing their discriminability.

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Presentation attack detection (PAD) is now considered critically important for any face-recognition (FR) based access-control system. Current deep-learning based PAD systems show excellent performance when they are tested in intra-dataset scenarios. Under cross-dataset evaluation the performance of these PAD systems drops significantly. This lack of generalization is attributed to domain-shift. Here, we propose a novel PAD method that leverages the large variability present in FR datasets to induce invariance to factors that cause domain-shift.

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With face-recognition (FR) increasingly replacing fingerprint sensors for user-authentication on mobile devices, presentation attacks (PA) have emerged as the single most significant hurdle for manufacturers of FR systems. Current machine-learning based presentation attack detection (PAD) systems, trained in a data-driven fashion, show excellent performance when evaluated in intra-dataset scenarios. Their performance typically degrades significantly in cross-dataset evaluations. This lack of generalization in current PAD systems makes them unsuitable for deployment in real-world scenarios.

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Latent fingerprint reconstruction is a vital preprocessing step for its identification. This task is very challenging due to not only existing complicated degradation patterns but also its scarcity of paired training data. To address these challenges, we propose a novel generative adversarial network (GAN) based data augmentation scheme to improve such reconstruction.

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