RAA Alsedais

Research student


Person Re-Identification, Soft-Biometrics and Feature extraction 


Conference or workshop item

  • Alsedais, R. and Guest, R. (2017). Person re-identification from CCTV silhouettes using Generic Fourier Descriptors. in: 51st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
    Person re-identification in public areas (such as airports, train stations and shopping malls) has recently received increased attention from computer vision researchers due, in part, to the demand for enhanced levels of security. Reidentifying subjects within non-overlapped camera networks can be considered as a challenging task. Illumination changes in different scenes, variations in camera resolutions, field of view and human natural motion are the key obstacles to accurate implementation. This study assesses the use of Generic Fourier Shape Descriptor (GFD) on person silhouettes for reidentification and further established which sections of a subject’s silhouette is able to deliver optimum performance. Human silhouettes of 90 subjects from the CASIA dataset walking 0° and 90° to a fixed CCTV camera were used for the purpose of re-identification. Each subject’s video sequence comprised between 10 and 50 frames. For both views, silhouettes were segmented into eight algorithmically defined areas: head and neck, shoulders, upper 50%, lower 50%, upper 15%, middle 35%, lower 40% and whole body. A GFD was used independently on each segment at each angle. After extracting the GFD feature for each frame, a linear discriminant analysis (LDA) classifier was used to investigate re-identification accuracy rate, where 50% of each subject’s frames were training and the other 50% were testing. The results show that 97% identification accuracy rate at the 10th rank is achieved by using GFD on the upper 50% segment of the human silhouette front (0°) side. From 90° images, using GFD on the upper 15% silhouette segment was almost 98% accuracy rate at the 10th rank. This study illustrates which segments