Graduation Year

Spring 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Arthur H. Lee

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This paper describes my participation in a MITRE Corporation sponsored computer science clinic project at Harvey Mudd College as my senior project. The goal of the project was to implement a landmark-based pose correction system as a component in a larger, existing face recognition system. The main contribution I made to the project was the implementation of the Active Shape Models (ASM) algorithm; the inner workings of ASM are explained as well as how the pose correction system makes use of it. Included is the most recent draft (as of this writing) of the final report that my teammates and I produced highlighting the year's accomplishments. Even though there are few quantitative results to show because the clinic program is ongoing, our qualitative results are quite promising.

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