The Advanced Study Face Recognition Workshop was held in Morgantown, West Virginia from November 11 through November 13, 2005. The purpose of the workshop was twofold: first, to discuss advancement hurdles, recent seminal works related to those hurdles, and ideas for future research topics; second, to stimulate research and cross-institution collaboration amongst the most promising young scientists in the maturing field. A total of fifty-five individuals participated in this invitation-only workshop, where participants were generally sequestered for two and a half days of intensive deliberations. The workshop’s format was similar to defending a PhD dissertation before the nation’s recognized experts and produced highly interactive discussions during both the planned sessions and unstructured breaks and meals.

The workshop was funded by multiple Federal Agencies via a National Science Foundation Grant to the West Virginia University Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) and tasked to the Biometrics Knowledge Center (BKnC) of CITeR.

This website is an output of the workshop and is being provided as a standing resource information service to the Face Recognition Community by West Virginia University.