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Unknown Face Presentation Attack Detection via Localised Learning of Multiple Kernels

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posted on 2022-04-26, 21:21 authored by Shervin Rahimzadeh ArashlooShervin Rahimzadeh Arashloo

The paper studies face spoofing, a.k.a. presentation attack detection (PAD) in the demanding scenarios of unknown attacks. While earlier studies have revealed the benefits of ensemble methods, and in particular, a multiple kernel learning (MKL) approach to the problem, one limitation of such techniques is that they typically treat the entire observation space similarly and ignore any variability and \textit{local} structure inherent to the data. This work studies this aspect of face presentation attack detection with regards to one-class multiple kernel learning to benefit from the intrinsic local structure in bona fide samples to adaptively weight each representation in the composite kernel. More concretely, inspired by the success of the one-class Fisher null formalism, we formulate a convex \textit{localised} multiple kernel learning algorithm by imposing a joint matrix-norm constraint on the collection of local kernel weights and infer locally adaptive weights for zero-shot one-class unseen attack detection.

We present a theoretical study of the proposed localised MKL algorithm using Rademacher complexities to characterise its generalisation capability and demonstrate the advantages of the proposed technique over some other options. An assessment of the proposed approach on general object image datasets illustrates its efficacy for abnormality and novelty detection while the results of the experiments on face PAD datasets verify its potential in detecting unknown/unseen face presentation attacks.


This research is supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under the grant no 121E465.


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university of Surrey

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  • United Kingdom