Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)
Joseph Y-T. Leung
Marvin K. Nakayama
Current methods of face recognition use linear methods to extract features. This causes potentially valuable nonlinear features to be lost. Using a kernel to extract nonlinear features should lead to better feature extraction and, therefore, lower error rates. Kernel Principal Component Analysis (KPCA) will be used as the method for nonlinear feature extraction. KPCA will be compared with well known linear methods such as correlation, Eigenfaces, and Fisherfaces.
Larkin, Timothy Kevin, "Face recognition using principal component analysis" (2003). Theses. 652.