QMagFace: Simple and Accurate Quality-Aware Face Recognition

AuthorTerhörst, Philipp; Ihlefeld, Malte; Huber, Marco; Damer, Naser; Kirchbuchner, Florian; Raja, Kiran; Kuijper, Arjan
TypeConference Paper
AbstractIn this work, we propose QMagFace, a simple and effective face recognition solution (QMagFace) that combines a quality-aware comparison score with a recognition model based on a magnitude-aware angular margin loss. The proposed approach includes model-specific face image qualities in the comparison process to enhance the recognition performance under unconstrained circumstances. Exploiting the linearity between the qualities and their comparison scores induced by the utilized loss, our quality-aware comparison function is simple and highly generalizable. The experiments conducted on several face recognition databases and benchmarks demonstrate that the introduced qualityawareness leads to consistent improvements in the recognition performance. Moreover, the proposed QMagFace approach performs especially well under challenging circumstances, such as cross-pose, cross-age, or cross-quality. Consequently, it leads to state-of-the-art performances on several face recognition benchmarks, such as 98.50% on AgeDB, 83.95% on XQLFQ, and 98.74% on CFP-FP. The code for QMagFace is publicly available.
ConferenceWinter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ProjectNext Generation Biometric Systems