MixFaceNets: Extremely Efficient Face Recognition Networks

AuthorBoutros, Fadi; Damer, Naser; Fang, Meiling; Kirchbuchner, Florian; Kuijper, Arjan
TypeConference Paper
AbstractIn this paper, we present a set of extremely efficient and high throughput models for accurate face verification, Mix-FaceNets which are inspired by Mixed Depthwise Convolutional Kernels. Extensive experiment evaluations on Label Face in the Wild (LFW), Age-DB, MegaFace, and IARPA Janus Benchmarks IJB-B and IJB-C datasets have shown the effectiveness of our MixFaceNets for applications requiring extremely low computational complexity. Under the same level of computation complexity (< 500M FLOPs), our MixFaceNets outperform MobileFaceNets on all the evaluated datasets, achieving 99.60% accuracy on LFW, 97.05% accuracy on AgeDB-30, 93.60 TAR (at FAR1e-6) on MegaFace, 90.94 TAR (at FAR1e-4) on IJB-B and 93.08 TAR (at FAR1e-4) on IJB-C. With computational complexity between 500M and 1G FLOPs, our MixFaceNets achieved results comparable to the top-ranked models, while using significantly fewer FLOPs and less computation over-head, which proves the practical value of our proposed Mix-FaceNets. All training codes, pre-trained models, and training logs have been made available
ConferenceInternational Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) 2021