Notes of Eigenfaces

One of the assignments of Computer Vision course is doing a group presentation about a specific paper which employs a face recognition technique. So the paper my group has to introduce is “Eigenfaces for Recognition”, which was published in 1991. At that year, I was born:).

In order to understand the process of how to use eigenfaces to achieve face recognition, I took some notes about it by drawing. Like that:

There is the simple process of how to use eigenfaces to represent a specific face image.


  1. Turk M., Pentland, A. (1991), Eigenfaces for recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 3(1), pp. 71- 86.