Robust Face Recognition Based on Supervised Sparse Representation

  • Jian-Xun MiEmail author
  • Yueru Sun
  • Jia Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10956)


Sparse representation-based classification (SRC) has become a popular methodology in face recognition in recent years. One widely used manner is to enforce minimum \( l_{ 1} \)-norm on coding coefficient vector, which requires high computational cost. On the other hand, supervised sparse representation-based method (SSR) realizes sparse representation classification with higher efficiency by representing a probe using multiple phases. Nevertheless, since previous SSR methods only deal with Gaussian noise, they cannot satisfy empirical robust face recognition application. In this paper, we propose a robust supervised sparse representation (RSSR) model, which uses a two-phase scheme of robust representation to compute a sparse coding vector. To solve the model of RSSR efficiently, an algorithm based on iterative reweighting is proposed. We compare the RSSR with other state-of-the-art methods and the experimental results demonstrate that RSSR obtains competitive performance.


Face recognition Huber loss Supervised sparse representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyChongqing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsChongqingChina
  2. 2.College of Computer and Information SciencesChongqing Normal UniversityChongqingChina

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