Deep Learning in Practice III: Face Recognition
What you'll learn
- Recognize the fundamentals of face recognition systems
- Extract a face using MTCNN in Python
- Create the face embedding using FaceNet in Tensorflow and Keras
- Identify the identity of a person from his face
- Be familiar with Python programming language.
About the course
Welcome to the course Deep Learning in Practice III on Face Recognition. I am Anis Koubaa, and I will be your instructor in this course.
This course is the third course in the series Deep Learning in Practice. It provides a fast and easy-to-follow introduction to face recognition with deep learning using MTCNN for face extraction and FaceNet for face recognition. My two previous courses deal with object classification and transfer learning with Tensorflow and Keras.
In this course, you will learn the whole loop of face recognition systems, which starts by extracting the face from an image and localizing the face in an image by its bounding box; then, we process the extracted face through a convolutional neural network, called FaceNet in our case, to create a fingerprint of the face, which we call face embedding. The face embedding can be stored in a database so that they are compared with other face embeddings to identify the person of interest.
In this course, you will have a step-by-step introduction to this whole loop, and I will show you how you can develop a Python application that performs the abovementioned operations. Exciting, right?
Why is the course important?
This course is essential due to the importance of face recognition systems in real-world applications. These fast-growing systems are used in several applications, such as surveillance systems, face access systems, and biometric identification.
In this course, you will be introduced to face recognition systems both from a theoretical and practical perspective, allowing you to develop your own projects using face recognition in Python.
The course's motivation is a lack of resources to get quickly started with the topic. So taking this course will save you tons of time looking for scattered references over the Internet and will get you much quicker into the field.
This course provides fast yet comprehensive coverage of face recognition systems that would let you go from Zero to Hero.
I first start with presenting the fundamental concepts of face recognition systems and how deep learning models for face embedding are trained and produced.
Then, I provide a hands-on introduction to face recognition using MTCCN for face extraction and FaceNet for face recognition, all with Python programming language. Tensorflow and Keras APIs will be used to load the FaceNet model. I provide a Jupiter notebook that you will use as a guide in the lecture to follow and write the code to apply as you learn.
At the end of this course, I guarantee that you will understand the whole loop of face recognition systems, and you will be able to develop your application and integrate it into your project.
To benefit from this course most, you just need to know about Python programming.
Having a basic understanding of deep learning and TensorFlow would be a plus, but it is not mandatory.
In any case, you may refer to my two courses: Deep Learning in Practice I and II, for a basic practical introduction to deep learning.
Welcome to the course, and I wish you a pleasant learning experience.
Let's get started.
I am Anis Koubaa, and I am working as a Full Professor in Computer Science and Leader of the Robotics and Internet-of-Things Lab at Prince Sultan University
I am the author of two best-seller courses on Deep Learning and Robot Operating System (ROS),
and this course is the third course in the series Deep Learning in Practice, which deals with face recognition systems.
The series of deep learning in practice intends to present advanced deep learning topics very easily to beginner users who would like to get started with hands-on projects in deep learning in a minimum amount of time.
The two previous courses dealt with object classification and transfer learning projects.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner users who would like to get quickly started with face recognition systems.
I am Anis Koubaa, a Full Professor in Computer Science at Prince Sultan University and the Director of the Robotics and Internet-of-Things research lab. I am also R&D Director at Gaitech Robotics in China and Senior Researcher in CISTER/INESC TEC and ISEP-IPP, Porto, Portugal. I have been the Chair of the ACM Chapter in Saudi Arabia since 2014. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in UK.
I received several distinctions and awards including the Rector Research Award in 2010 at Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University, and the Rector Teaching Award in 2016 at Prince Sultan University.
I have been teaching Programming courses for more than 16 years in particular Java and Web technologies, and different computer science courses. Programming is my passion for me and I have developed many software and applications. I have been also teaching robotics and developing several program with ROS in both academia and industry.
I am the Editor of three books on Robot Operating System (ROS) with Springer publisher, which are in the top 25% of most downloaded book in Springer database.
I have a lot of tutorials and course on the Internet provided on my YouTube Channel. I am very excited to provide my courses on Udemy to students around the world with practical hands-on activities.
My teaching philosophy is based on Teaching by Demonstration, where I like to explain the concepts by demonstrating them with real-world illustrations. The students will be mainly Learning by Doing.