Sample and Computation Redistribution for Efficient Face Detection


Although tremendous strides have been made in uncontrolled face detection, efficient face detection with a low computation cost as well as high precision remains an open challenge. In this paper, we point out that training data sampling and computation distribution strategies are the keys to efficient and accurate face detection. Motivated by these observations, we introduce two simple but effective methods (1) Sample Redistribution (SR), which augments training samples for the most needed stages, based on the statistics of benchmark datasets; and (2) Computation Redistribution (CR), which reallocates the computation between the backbone, neck and head of the model, based on a meticulously defined search methodology. Extensive experiments conducted on WIDER FACE demonstrate the state-of-the-art efficiency-accuracy trade-off for the proposed SCRFD family across a wide range of compute regimes. In particular, SCRFD-34GF outperforms the best competitor, TinaFace, by 3.86% (AP at hard set) while being more than 3× faster on GPUs with VGA-resolution images.


                    title={Sample and Computation Redistribution for Efficient Face Detection}, 
                    author={Jia Guo and Jiankang Deng and Alexandros Lattas and Stefanos Zafeiriou},

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