Fast eye detection and localization using a salient map

Muwei Jian, Kin Man Lam

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Among the facial features, the eyes play the most important role in face recognition and face hallucination. In this paper, an efficient algorithm for eye detection in face images is proposed. The proposed algorithm is robust to illumination variations, size, and orientation of face images. As the eye region always has the most variations in a face image, our algorithm uses a wavelet-based salient map, which can detect and reflect the most visually meaningful regions for eye detection and localization. Our proposed algorithm is non-iterative and computationally simple. Experimental results show that our algorithm can achieve a superior performance compared to other current methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Era of Interactive Media
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781461435013
ISBN (Print)1461435005, 9781461435006
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • Eye detection
  • Face recognition
  • Facial landmarks
  • Salient map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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