Summary: Multispectral Imaging for Illumination
Invariant Face Recognition
Project in Lieu of Thesis
presented for the
Masters of Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Of the many people I've met at IRIS (Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems
laboratory), there are too many to thank. First I would like to give thanks to Dr. Mongi A.
Abidi for his willingness to support my work and his guidance throughout my studies
which has allowed me to develop my skills as a face recognition researcher within a
supportive team environment. His support and patience has allowed me to complete one
of my life goals. Saying "thank you" will never be enough to repay Dr. Mongi A. Abidi
for all he has done. Again, I thank him for everything and I am very appreciative.
I would like to thank Dr. Besma Abidi for her work as my advisor, giving me points to
aim at. I value the guidance that she was giving me. Thanks for being the best advisor a
student could ask for. I would also like to thank Dr. Andreas Koschan. His advice has