This workshop, held at MIT in September, 2015, brought together experts from computer vision, cognitive science, and neuroscience, to discuss the problem of face recognition, what are the key challenges for developing a computational understanding of the neural processes underlying face recognition in humans and primates, and how an interdisciplinary approach can accelerate future progress in this area. The workshop began with reflections on the important historical developments in the area of face recognition that took place within the fields of computer vision (Takeo Kanade and Anil Jain), cognitive science (Isabelle Bulthoff), and neuroscience (Robert Desimone and Nancy Kanwisher). These presentations are captured in the videos below.
- Tomaso Poggio, Director of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, Introduction to the history of face identification research (6:55)
- Takeo Kanade, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Computer face recognition in its beginning (25:10)
- Isabelle Bulthoff, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, The history of face identification (16:33)
- Robert Desimone, Director of the MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Early history of face and grandmother cells (18:55)
- Nancy Kanwisher, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, History of neuroimaging research on face recognition (34:08)
- Anil Jain, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, Face recognition applications: state of the art (34:15)
- A Turing++ Question: Who is There? This website provides a review of the workshop and abstracts of many of the presentations