Abstract: Face recognition is the detection and identification of humans by the unique characteristics of their Faces. Face recognition technology is the least intrusive and fastest bio-metric technology. It works with the most obvious individual identifier the human face. This research aims at providing a system to automatically record the studentsí attendance during lecture hours or exam in a hall or room using facial recognition technology instead of the traditional manual methods. The objective of this research is to thoroughly study the field of pattern recognition (facial recognition), which is very important and is used in various applications like identification and detection. And finally, apply this technology to support the student's attendance system. These will help the attendance system to record more efficiently. The proposed system will update the attendance once the students face is match with the template database.
Keywords: Biometrics, Face detection, Face recognition, Student Attendance System, database.