The size of training dataset is known to be among the most dominating aspects of training high-performance face recognition embedding model. Building a large dataset from scratch could be cumbersome and time-intensive, while combining multiple already-built datasets poses the risk of introducing large amount of label noise. We present a novel training method, named FaceFusion. It creates a fused view of different datasets that is untainted by identity conflicts, while concurrently training an embedding network using the view in an end-to-end fashion. Using the unified view of combined datasets enables the embedding network to be trained against the entire spectrum of the datasets, leading to a noticeable performance boost. Extensive experiments confirm superiority of our method, whose performance in public evaluation datasets surpasses not only that of using a single training dataset, but also that of previously known methods under various training circumstances.
Mobile digital billboards are an effective way to augment brand-awareness. Among various such mobile billboards, taxicab rooftop devices are emerging in the market as a brand new media. Motov is a leading company in South Korea in the taxicab rooftop advertising market. In this work, we present a lightweight yet accurate deep learning-based method to predict taxicabs' next locations to better prepare for targeted advertising based on demographic information of locations. Considering the fact that next POI recommendation datasets are frequently sparse, we design our presented model based on neural ordinary differential equations (NODEs), which are known to be robust to sparse/incorrect input, with several enhancements. Our model, which we call LightMove, has a larger prediction accuracy, a smaller number of parameters, and/or a smaller training/inference time, when evaluating with various datasets, in comparison with state-of-the-art models.