Understanding perspective distortion in facial images

Published on 4 July 2024


The appearance of a face in a photograph can change drastically from one picture to another. While there are many reasons for this phenomenon, perspective distortion is arguably the least intuitive.

This seminar provides an in-depth explanation of perspective distortion and its effect on the morphology of the human face. You can also learn about what kind of photographs are affected by perspective distortion and, finally, whether some forms of photo editing can help or harm facial comparison.



Andrea Valsecchi, Ph.D.

Andrea Valsecchi is an expert in Computer Science and in Soft Computing and Intelligent Data Analysis from the University of Milan-Biocca (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain). He is currently a senior researcher at Panacea Cooperative Research and an affiliated researcher at the Andalusian Interuniversity Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DASCI).

His research has focused on the applications of machine learning and computer vision to different problems, mostly in medical imaging and forensic anthropology. In the latter field, Dr. Valsecchi is part of a group of researchers from Panacea, the University of Granada, and DASCI.