RankGAN: A Maximum Margin Ranking GAN for Generating Faces

Rahul Dey, Felix Juefei-Xu, Vishnu Boddeti, Marios Savvides.
ACCV 2018 (Best Student Paper Award) .


We present a new stage-wise learning paradigm for training generative adversarial networks (GANs). The goal of our work is to progressively strengthen the discriminator and thus, the generators, with each subsequent stage without changing the network architecture. We call this proposed method the RankGAN. We first propose a margin-based loss for the GAN discriminator. We then extend it to a margin-based ranking loss to train the multiple stages of RankGAN. We focus on face images from the CelebA dataset in our work and show visual as well as quantitative improvements in face generation and completion tasks over other GAN approaches, including WGAN and LSGAN.