Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

Philip Brown


Several facial recognition algorithms have been explored in the past few decades. Progress has been made towards recognition under varying lighting conditions, poses and facial expressions. In a general context, a facial recognition algorithm and its implementation can be considered as a system. The input to the facial recognition system is a two dimensional image, while the system distinguishes the input image as a user’s face from a pre-determined library of faces. Finally, the output is the discerned face image. In this project, we will examine one particular system: the Eigenface technique.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.