Seminar on Facial Beauty and Statistical Inference
Miguel Ibáñez Berganza from La Sapienza University of Rome visited CSL Paris and gave a seminar on “Facial Beauty and Statistical Inference”.
Facial attractiveness is a paradigm of a complex phenomenon depending on many variables through complex criteria, difficult to infer. He has presented a novel experimental method allowing for a probabilistic description of the single subject preferred modifications of a facial image.
His method allows to unveil the essential subjective character of facial attractiveness. Furthermore, he has compared various methods of unsupervised inference of the database of facial modifications according to various subjects, described in terms of Cartesian landmark coordinates of the facial images.