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Ear Recognition Research

University of Ljubljana

This website contains our most important ear biometrics research.

All our software and datasets are freely available!
Just fill in and sign the forms below and email them to us.

Datasets

AWE-W

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Contains 1000 full images of 100 subjects with pixel-wise annotations of ear locations. Suitable for ear detection experiments.

UERC 2017

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Contains 4,104 ear images (of 346 identities) and 7,700 ear images of impostors (of around 3,360 identities). Suitable for ear recognition experiments.

Software

AWE Toolbox (incl. AWE dataset)

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The toolbox is written in Matlab and it should work out of the box. Archive contains AWE dataset.

Competitions

PublicationsObjave

Book ChaptersPoglavja v knjigah

  • Dejan Štepec, Žiga Emeršič, Peter Peer, Vitomir Štruc: "Constellation-Based Deep Ear Recognition", Deep Biometrics, Springer, 2019
  • Žiga Emeršič, Janez Križaj, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Deep Ear Recognition Pipeline", Recent Advances in Computer Vision: Theories and Applications, Springer, 2018

JournalsRevije

  • Žiga Emeršič, Blaž Meden, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Evaluation and Analysis of Ear Recognition Models: Performance, Complexity and Resource Requirements", Neural Computing & Applications, 2018
  • Žiga Emeršič, Luka Lan Gabriel, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Convolutional Encoder-Decoder Networks for Pixel-Wise Ear Detection and Segmentation", IET Biometrics, 2018
  • Žiga Emeršič, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Ear Recognition: More Than a Survey", Neurocomputing, 2017

Conferences

  • Anja Hrovatič, Kihoon Kwon, Diego Sušanj, Peter Peer, Žiga Emeršič, "Generation of 2D ear dataset with annotated view angles as a basis for angle-aware ear recognition", International Electrotechnical and Computer Conference, IEEE, 2019
  • Žiga Emeršič, Aruna Kumar S. V., B. S. Harish, Weronika Gutfeter, Jalil Nourmohammadi Khiarak, Andrzej Pacut, Earnest Hansley, Mauricio Pamplona Segundo, Sudeep Sarkar, Hyeonjung Park, Gi Pyo Nam, Ig-Jae Kim, Sagar G. Sangodkar, Ümit Kaçar, Murvet Kirci, Li Yuan, Jishou Yuan, Haonan Zhao, Fei Lu, Junying Mao, Xiaoshuang Zhang, Dogucan Yaman, Fevziye Irem Eyiokur, Kadir Bulut Özler, Hazım Kemal Ekenel, Debbrota Paul Chowdhury, Sambit Bakshi, Pankaj K. Sa, Banshidhar Majhi, Peter Peer, Vitomir Štruc: “The Unconstrained Ear Recognition Challenge 2019”, International Conference On Biometrics, IAPR, 2019
  • Matic Bizjak, Peter Peer, Žiga Emeršič: “Mask R-CNN for Ear Detection”, International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, IEEE, 2019
  • David Romero, Matej Vitek, Blaž Meden, Peter, Peer, Žiga Emeršič: “Subdivided Ear Recognition”, ROSUS, 2019
  • Tim Oblak, Blaž Meden, Peter Peer, Žiga Emeršič: "Unconstrained ear recognition using residual learning and attention mechanisms ", International Electrotechnical and Computer Conference, IEEE, 2018
  • Žiga Emeršič, Nil Oleart Playà, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: “Towards Accessories-Aware Ear Recognition”, International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence, IEEE, 2018
  • Žiga Emeršič, Dejan Štepec, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer, Anjith George, Adil Ahmad, Elshibani Omar, Terrance E. Boult, Reza Safdari, Yuxiang Zhou, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Dogucan Yaman, Fevziye I. Eyiokur, Hazim Kemal Ekenel: “The unconstrained ear recognition challenge”, International Joint Conference on Biometrics, IEEE, 2017
  • Žiga Emeršič, Blaž Meden, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: “Covariate analysis of descriptor-based ear recognition techniques”, International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence, IEEE, 2017
  • Žiga Emeršič, Dejan Štepec, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Training Convolutional Neural Networks with Limited Training Data for Ear Recognition in the Wild", Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, -- International Workshop on Biometrics in the Wild IEEE, 2017
  • Žiga Emeršič, Peter Peer, Ivica Dimitrovski: "Assessment of predictive clustering trees on 2D-image-based ear recognition", International Electrotechnical and Computer Conference, IEEE, 2016
  • Metod Ribič, Žiga Emeršič, Vitomir Štruc, Peter Peer: "Influence of alignment on ear recognition: case study on AWE Dataset", International Electrotechnical and Computer Conference, IEEE, 2016
  • Žiga Emeršič, Peter Peer: "Toolbox for ear biometric recognition evaluation", International Conference on Computer as a Tool, IEEE, 2015
  • Žiga Emeršič, Peter Peer: "Ear biometric database in the wild", International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence, IEEE, 2015

Trained models

Comming soon.