Face recognition using Gabor wavelets and Memetic algorithm

Jia Rui Zhou, Zhen Ji, Lin Lin Shen, Ze Xuan Zhu, Si Ping Chen

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A Gabor wavelet and Memetic algorithm based face recognition technique named MA-Gabor is proposed in this paper. MA-Gabor can attain more distinctive features with less computational time by using particular Gabor wavelet filters in the feature extraction on specific areas of the face image. The Memetic algorithm is introduced in optimizing the Gabor wavelet filters' design in MA-Gabor. Experimental results show that the Memetic algorithm can achieve better design than conventional optimization approaches. The MA-Gabor algorithm, using optimized Gabor wavelet filters in feature extraction, attains higher recognition rate than state-of-the-art face recognition techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-646
Number of pages5
JournalTien Tzu Hsueh Pao/Acta Electronica Sinica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Face recognition
  • Gabor wavelet
  • Memetic algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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