LIRIS Children Spontaneous Facial Expression Video Database

The Database

We are presenting a novel emotional database that contains movie clip / dynamic images of 12 ethnically diverse children. This unique database contains spontaneous / natural facial expression of children in diverse settings with diverse recording scenarios showing six universal or prototypic emotional expressions (happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust and fear). Children are recorded in constraint free environment (no restriction on head movement, no restriction on hands movement, free sitting setting, no restriction of any sort) while they watched specially built / selected stimuli. This constraint free environment allowed us to record spontaneous / natural expression of children as they occur. The database has been validated by 22 human raters. Details of recording parameters are presented in the publications.

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Our team

Dr. Rizwan Ahmed Khan

Associate Professor

Dr. Khan has received PhD in Computer Science from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France in 2013. He has worked as postdoctoral research associate at Laboratoire d’InfoRmatique en Image et Systemes d’information (LIRIS), Lyon, France. Currently he is working as Associate Professor at Barrett Hodgson University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Research interests: computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition and human perception.
Arthur Crenn

PhD Candidate

Mr. Crenn is PhD student at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France.
Research interests: computer vision, computer animation and graphics.
Dr. Alexandre Meyer

Associate Professor

Dr. Meyer received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Université Grenoble 1, France in 2001. From 2002 to 2003, he was postdoctoral fellow at University College London. Since 2004 he have been working as Associate Professor at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France and member of the LIRIS research lab.

Research interests: computer animation of virtual characters, computer vision, motion capture, analyzis and synthesis.
Dr. Saida Bouakaz


Dr. Bouakaz received her PhD from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. She is Professor at the department of Computer Science, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France.

Research interests: computer vision and graphics, motion capture and analysis, gesture recognition and facial animation.