Deep Unified Model for Face Recognition Based on Convolution Neural Network and Edge Computing

Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, Saad Harous, Saleet Ul Hassan, Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan, Razi Iqbal, Shahid Mumtaz

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Currently, data generated by smart devices connected through the Internet is increasing relentlessly. An effective and efficient paradigm is needed to deal with the bulk amount of data produced by the Internet of Things (IoT). Deep learning and edge computing are the emerging technologies, which are used for efficient processing of huge amount of data with distinct accuracy. In this world of advanced information systems, one of the major issues is authentication. Several techniques have been employed to solve this problem. Face recognition is considered as one of the most reliable solutions. Usually, for face recognition, scale-invariant feature transforms (SIFT) and speeded up robust features (SURF) have been used by the research community. This paper proposes an algorithm for face detection and recognition based on convolution neural networks (CNN), which outperform the traditional techniques. In order to validate the efficiency of the proposed algorithm, a smart classroom for the student's attendance using face recognition has been proposed. The face recognition system is trained on publically available labeled faces in the wild (LFW) dataset. The system can detect approximately 35 faces and recognizes 30 out of them from the single image of 40 students. The proposed system achieved 97.9% accuracy on the testing data. Moreover, generated data by smart classrooms is computed and transmitted through an IoT-based architecture using edge computing. A comparative performance study shows that our architecture outperforms in terms of data latency and real-time response.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8721062
Pages (from-to)72622-72633
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • CNN
  • RCNN
  • RPN
  • anchors
  • attendance
  • edge computing
  • face

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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