Nidhi Saxena

Work place: Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi - 110096, India



Research Interests: Computational Learning Theory


Nidhi Saxena is pursuing M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in ‘Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks’ from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. She completed her B. Tech in Computer Science from Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi in 2017. She has already published some research papers in the field of machine learning. Her areas of interest are machine learning, especially deep learning

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Deep Neural Network for Human Face Recognition

By Priya Gupta Nidhi Saxena Meetika Sharma Jagriti Tripathi

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2018

Face recognition (FR), the process of identifying people through facial images, has numerous practical applications in the area of biometrics, information security, access control, law enforcement, smart cards and surveillance system. Convolutional Neural Networks (CovNets), a type of deep networks has been proved to be successful for FR. For real-time systems, some preprocessing steps like sampling needs to be done before using to CovNets. But then also complete images (all the pixel values) are passed as input to CovNets and all the steps (feature selection, feature extraction, training) are performed by the network. This is the reason that implementing CovNets are sometimes complex and time consuming. CovNets are at the nascent stage and the accuracies obtained are very high, so they have a long way to go. The paper proposes a new way of using a deep neural network (another type of deep network) for face recognition. In this approach, instead of providing raw pixel values as input, only the extracted facial features are provided. This lowers the complexity of while providing the accuracy of 97.05% on Yale faces dataset.

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