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The 2017 IARPA Face Recognition Prize Challenge (FRPC)



Patrick J. Grother, Mei L. Ngan, Lars Ericson, Kayee K. Hanaoka, Christopher Boehnen


This report documents NIST’s execution of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Face Recognition Prize Challenge 2017. The (FRPC) was conducted to assess the capability of contemporary face recognition algorithms to recognize faces in photographs collected without tight quality constraints e.g. non-ideal images collected from individuals who are unaware of, and not cooperating with, the collection. Such images are characterized by variations in head orientation, facial expression, illumination, and also occlusion and reduced resolution.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8197
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FRPC, face, face recognition prize challenge, IARPA, face recongnition


Grother, P. , Ngan, M. , Ericson, L. , Hanaoka, K. and Boehnen, C. (2017), The 2017 IARPA Face Recognition Prize Challenge (FRPC), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created November 27, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018