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Masked Face Recognition Using MobileNet V2 with Transfer Learning

Ratnesh Kumar Shukla1,*, Arvind Kumar Tiwari2

1 Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, 226021, India
2 Department of Computer Science & Engineering, KNIT, Sultanpur, 228118, Uttar Pradesh, India

* Corresponding Author: Ratnesh Kumar Shukla. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2023, 45(1), 293-309.


Corona virus (COVID-19) is once in a life time calamity that has resulted in thousands of deaths and security concerns. People are using face masks on a regular basis to protect themselves and to help reduce corona virus transmission. During the on-going coronavirus outbreak, one of the major priorities for researchers is to discover effective solution. As important parts of the face are obscured, face identification and verification becomes exceedingly difficult. The suggested method is a transfer learning using MobileNet V2 based technology that uses deep feature such as feature extraction and deep learning model, to identify the problem of face masked identification. In the first stage, we are applying face mask detector to identify the face mask. Then, the proposed approach is applying to the datasets from Canadian Institute for Advanced Research10 (CIFAR10), Modified National Institute of Standards and Technology Database (MNIST), Real World Masked Face Recognition Database (RMFRD), and Stimulated Masked Face Recognition Database (SMFRD). The proposed model is achieving recognition accuracy 99.82% with proposed dataset. This article employs the four pre-programmed models VGG16, VGG19, ResNet50 and ResNet101. To extract the deep features of faces with VGG16 is achieving 99.30% accuracy, VGG19 is achieving 99.54% accuracy, ResNet50 is achieving 78.70% accuracy and ResNet101 is achieving 98.64% accuracy with own dataset. The comparative analysis shows, that our proposed model performs better result in all four previous existing models. The fundamental contribution of this study is to monitor with face mask and without face mask to decreases the pace of corona virus and to detect persons using wearing face masks.


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R. K. Shukla and A. K. Tiwari, "Masked face recognition using mobilenet v2 with transfer learning," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 45, no.1, pp. 293–309, 2023.

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