Face Detection Homepage: Face finding and recognition

The Face Detection Homepage

by Dr. Robert Frischholz

This page is focused on the task of detecting faces in arbitrary images.
It is a tribute to Peter Kruizinga’s Face Recognition Homepage
(which unfortunately has disappeared… thanks Peter for all the valuable information over so many years! Click on the above link to still browse the site using the archive of Wayback Machine.)

Here is the successor of the Face Recognition Homepage

Preface: Face recognition is not so much about face recognition at all – it is much more about face detection! It is my (and many others’) strong belief, that the prior step to face recognition, the accurate detection of human faces in arbitrary scenes, is the most important process involved. When faces could be located exactly in any scene, the recognition step afterwards would not be so complicated. That is why this page tries to gather all available information and material about the task of detecting faces


May 2015 – New Web Service from Microsoft

Welcome Researchers around the world!

This site tries to collect all useful information about finding faces. Since much research is going on in this area, the information is grouped into several categories, which are listed on the menu of the page. Please follow those navigation buttons to explore the contents of this site. A short description of the categories:

SoftwareLinks to public domain or commercial Software (SDK)
DatasetsLinks to face image databases useful for face finding
LinksLinks to research sites for face localization
TechniquesExplanations and links to common principles of locating faces
Online DemosWeb-based face detection demos
PublicationsSelected publications about facial detection
MiscSome miscellaneous possibly interesting stuff

Please send me all material that you think should be put here by writing an email to Robert.Frischholz@t-online.de
Or add comments to the face detection guest-book at my Face Detection Discussion-Group. Thank you!


According to Web Hits you are face detection researcher number
on this page since February, 15th, 1999!