Continuous face aging generative adversarial networks

Seogkyu Jeon, Pilhyeon Lee, Kibeom Hong, Hyeran Byun

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Face aging is the task aiming to translate the faces in input images to designated ages. To simplify the problem, previous methods have limited themselves only able to produce discrete age groups, each of which consists of ten years. Consequently, the exact ages of the translated results are unknown and it is unable to obtain the faces of different ages within groups. To this end, we propose the continuous face aging generative adversarial networks (CFA-GAN). Specifically, to make the continuous aging feasible, we propose to decompose image features into two orthogonal features: the identity and the age basis features. Moreover, we introduce the novel loss function for identity preservation which maximizes the cosine similarity between the original and the generated identity basis features. With the qualitative and quantitative evaluations on MORPH, we demonstrate the realistic and continuous aging ability of our model, validating its superiority against existing models. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first attempt to handle continuous target ages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1995-1999
Number of pages5
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2021 Jun 62021 Jun 11

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
* Corresponding Author This work was partly supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No.2019R1A2C2003760) and Institute for Information & communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No.2020-0-01361, Artificial Intelligence Graduate School Program (YONSEI UNIVERSITY)).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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