The CMU Pose, Illumination, and Expression (PIE) Database of Human Faces

Terence Sim, Simon Baker, and Maan Bsat
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-01-02, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 2001


Download
  • Adobe portable document format (pdf) (26MB)
Copyright notice: This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Abstract
Between October and December 2000 we collected a database of 41,368 images of 68 people. By extending the CMU 3D Room we were able to image each person under 13 different poses, 43 different illumination conditions, and with 4 different expressions. We call this database the CMU Pose, Illumination, and Expression (PIE) database. We hope to increase the number of subjects over the next few months and to image as many people as possible for a second time. In this technical report we describe the extensions we made to the CMU 3D Room, the collection procedure, and the organization of the database.

Notes
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research
Grant ID: N00014-00-1-0915
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Virtualized RealityTM, People Image Analysis Consortium, Human Identification at a Distance, Face Group, Component Analysis
Associated Project(s): PIE Database, Face Databases, Face Recognition

Text Reference
Terence Sim, Simon Baker, and Maan Bsat, "The CMU Pose, Illumination, and Expression (PIE) Database of Human Faces," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-01-02, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 2001

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Sim_2001_3462,
   author = "Terence Sim and Simon Baker and Maan Bsat",
   title = "The CMU Pose, Illumination, and Expression (PIE) Database of Human Faces",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "January",
   year = "2001",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-01-02",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}