JSFoo 2019

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Facial Recognition with NodeJS, ReactsJS and Javascript

Submitted by Santosh Shingare (@smshingare) on Sunday, 28 July 2019

Section: Crisp talk (20 mins) Technical level: Intermediate Status: Waitlisted


Did you know that every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the platform uses facial recognition algorithms to identify the people in that image? Or that certain governments around the world use face recognition technology to identify and catch criminals? The usage of face recognition models is only going to increase in the next few years.

Facial recognition is the process of identifying or verifying the identity of a person using their face. It captures, analyzes and compares patterns based on the person’s facial details.
1. The face detection process is and essential step as it detects and locates human faces in images and videos.
2.  The face capture process transforms an analog information (a face) into a set of digital information (data) based on the person’s facial features.
3. The face match process verifies if two faces belong to the same person.

Technology stack:
ReactJs— Frontend
NodeJS / ExpressJS — Backend

Application Steps:
1) User Registration
2) Image upload, resizing and deleting
3) Using camera
4) Train model


1) What is face detection?
a) Importance of face detection
b) Current state of research
c) Different approaches
2) Face Recognition
a) What is face recognition?
b) Its applications
3) A Video Demo



Speaker bio

Santosh Shingare is an engineer by profession. He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017. He was worked as research assistant in IIT Bombay, currently working with PayPal in Bangalore.


Preview video



  •   Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 6 months ago

    Thanks for the submission, Santhosh. Who is the target audience for the talk? Also, from the abstract and preview video it is not clear what the talk is about – whether it is about facial recognition or whether the talk is about the technologies that can be used to build facial recognition. You have to clarify this.

    Since the proposal requires a lot more work in terms of fleshing out the focus and takeaways for the audience, I suggest you do a flash talk at JSFoo.

    Flash talks are 5 mins duration. You can either do a demo using your laptop, or make a 5-min presentation without laptop. Flash talks are open to all audience members. We pre-select some from the proposals submitted. Flash talk presenters have to buy their own conference ticket to participate in JSFoo.

    Let us know if you will be interested in a flash talk on this topic.

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