US patent for facial recognition analysis granted to King Saud University scientists
King Saud University (KSU) scientists Dr. Imran Razzaq, Prof. Khaled Alghathbar and Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan have been granted a US patent on their new invention entitled, “Face recognition using multilayered discriminant analysis”, under patent number 9,355,303 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
According to the patent abstract, face recognition using multilayered discriminant analysis includes systems and methods applying an initial linear discriminate analysis to a database of face images in a more-or less conventional manner. Initial fuzzy logic then is applied to the results of the initial linear discriminate analysis to produce a subset of the database of face images. Thereafter, a subsequent linear discriminate analysis is applied to the subset of the database of face images and subsequent fuzzy logic is applied to the results of the subsequent linear discriminate analysis to produce a further subset of the subset of the database of face images. The application of the subsequent linear discriminate analysis and application of the subsequent fuzzy logic may be repeated until the further subset contains only one, or zero, face images.
“This invention is a landmark research in face recognition, which can be applied for human identification in civil, defense as well as commercial biometrics applications. We are enthusiastic and passionate about the commercialization of this invention. We hope our research outcomes and passion meet with the new goals and objectives of Vision2030 to transform Saudi Arabia a knowledge-based economy”, explained by the scientists in a KSU announcement.
The research and development for this invention occured at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) at KSU. The co-inventors thanked KSU for its leadership and Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing Program (IPTL) for their encouragement, support and assistance.