IdentifyMe: Skulls and Face Image Dataset



The dataset contains 464 skull images, and is divided into two parts: (i) skull and digital face image pairs, and (ii) unlabeled supplementary skull images. The first component consists of pairs collected from real world examples of solved skull identification cases, while the second part contains unlabeled skull images.


The list of URLs is compiled in two text files along with a tool to download the images present at these URLs. The tool will download the images and store them at the specified location.

  • Text file containing the URLs (7KB)
    (CRC32: C06CBB6B, MD5: D5139942A307421D32936B16985BA97B, SHA-1: 4C6EA1AAAC16447EDA16CEF3FBABFA23D336ABA1)
  • Tool to download the images (11KB)
    (CRC32: 2548A7C1, MD5: 79DF4CF8D12B724DCB6B54827C9C9738, SHA-1: 44731E292E05FFE683C2BB5BC1A67216ACADF2DC)
  • To obtain the password for the compressed file, email the duly filled license agreement to databases@iab-rubric.org with the subject line "License agreement for IdentifyMe Database."
    NOTE: The license agreement has to be signed by someone having the legal authority to sign on behalf of the institute, such as the head of the institution or registrar. If a license agreement is signed by someone else, it will not be processed further.

    This database is available only for research and educational purpose and not for any commercial use. If you use the database in any publications or reports, you must cite the following paper:


  • S. Nagpal, M. Singh, A. Jain, R. Singh, M. Vatsa, and A. Noore, On Matching Skulls to Digital Face Images: A Preliminary Approach, In Proceedings of IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics, 2017.


  • Disclaimer: The images in the IdentifyMe database are downloaded from the internet and some of the images on different websites seem to have been taken down. Since it is extremely difficult to keep track of all the links, we are willing to share a mat file containing the normalized images and their labels as used in our experiments. Please contact via e-mail for the same.