Integrated Pattern Recognition and Biometrics Lab (iPRoBe Lab)
iPRoBe stands for "integrated Pattern Recognition and Biometrics." Researchers in the lab - consisting of students, post-doctoral scholars, research associates and faculty - conduct research in the field of biometrics and pattern recognition. The lab's director is Dr. Arun Ross. The iPRoBe Lab was first established in West Virginia University, and is currently located at Michigan State University.
What is pattern recognition?
Loosely speaking, pattern recognition involves the automatic categorization of data. For example, pattern recognition can be used to classify digital photographs into multiple categories such as faces, buildings, mountains, etc. It can also be used to identify trends in the financial market or discover patterns in energy consumption. Pattern recognition principles are used extensively in bioinformatics, biometrics, search engines, astronomy, natural language processing, etc. Related fields include Machine Learning and Data Mining
What is biometrics?
Biometrics is the science of recognizing individuals based on their physical or behavioral traits. These traits include face, fingerprint, iris, hand geometry, gait, voice, etc. In its simplest form, biometrics involves comparing a pair of biometric signals (such as two iris images) and determining whether they originate from the same individual or not.