Facial Traits

Facial appearance is of enormous importance in social interactions. Also in medical practice the face plays an important role.
Clincal Genetics In Clinical Genetics, clinical evaluation of a patient is the most crucial step in finding the correct diagnosis. In this process, the face can give important clues to find the diagnosis. This project aims at constructing predictors based on 2D images of patients that can suggest a diagnosis based on facial appearance.
Genetic Epidemiology In order to understand the various components influencing facial traits this project aims to dissect genetic influences as determining normal facial trait variation.

Methodological aspects

The main challenge in dealing with the facial phenotype is proper dimension reduction and finding robust classifiers dealing with this situation. My methodological research therefore centers around these topics.


German project page.