Dr. Arun Ross
Professor

Research interests: Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Biometrics

Melissa Dale
PhD Student

Research interests: Computer Vision, Scene Understanding

Parisa Farmanifard
PhD Student

Research interests: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition

Sushanta K. Pani
Research Assistant

Research interests: Voice Biometrics, Speech Synthesis & Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning

Debasmita Pal
PhD Student

Research interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Generative Adversarial Network, Phenology Prediction

Dr. Raul Quispe-Abad
Masters Student

Research interests: Machine learning. Computer vision, Gas and in-stream turbines, Engineering applications of unsteady fluid flows, Thermodynamics.

Renu Sharma
PhD Student

Research interests: Iris Biometrics, Presentation-Attack-Detection, Deep Learning

Thomas Swearingen
PhD Student

Research interests: Biometrics (Face), Pattern Recognition

Pegah Varghaei
PhD Student

Research interests: Mathematics of Deep Learning, Adversarial Machine Learning, Computer Vision

Shivangi Yadav
PhD Student

Research interests: Iris Biometrics, Presentation-Attack-Detection

Katie Albus
Undergraduate Student

Research interests: Biometrics, Image Processing

    Morgan Sandler
    Undergraduate Student

    Research interests: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition



    Alumni

    Former PhD Students

    • Anurag Chowdhury, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Summer 2021. [web]
      Dissertation: Automated Speaker Recognition in Non-ideal Audio Signals Using Deep Neural Networks
      Currently with: 3M Corporate Research Laboratory, USA.
    • Sudipta Banerjee, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Fall 2020. [web]
      Dissertation: Digital Image Forensics in the Context of Biometrics
      Currently with: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H).
    • Vahid Mirjalili, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Fall 2020. [web]
      Dissertation: Semi-Adversarial Networks For Imparting Demographic Privacy To Face Images
      Currently with: 3M, USA.
    • Denton Bobeldyk, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Summer 2019. [web]
      Dissertation: Attribute Prediction from Near Infrared Iris and Ocular Images
      Currently with: Davenport University, USA.
    • Yaohui Ding, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Spring 2018. [web]
      Dissertation: A Framework for Combining Ancillary Information with Primary Biometric Traits
      Currently with: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    • Muhammad Jamal Afridi, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Fall 2016. [web]
      Dissertation: Convolutional Neural Networks for Automated Cell Detection in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data
      Currently with: 3M Corporate Research Laboratory, USA.
    • Cunjian Chen, PhD Electrical Engineering, WVU, Summer 2014. [web]
      Dissertation: Patch-based Ensemble Learning Scheme for Heterogeneous Face Recognition
      Currently with: Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute.
    • Brian DeCann, PhD Electrical Engineering, WVU, Summer 2014. [web]
      Dissertation: Modeling Errors in Biometric Surveillance and De-duplication Systems
      Currently with: Systems & Technology Research.
    • Asem Othman, PhD Electrical Engineering, WVU, Fall 2013. [web]
      Dissertation: Mixing Biometric Data For Generating Joint Identities and Preserving Privacy
      Currently with: Acuant.
    • Raghavender Jillela, PhD Electrical Engineering, WVU, Fall 2013. [web]
      Dissertation: Techniques for Ocular Biometric Recognition Under Non-ideal Conditions
      Currently with: Apple, Inc.
    • Simona Crihalmeanu, PhD Electrical Engineering, WVU, Spring 2012. [web]
      Dissertation: Multispectral Scleral Patterns for Ocular Biometric Recognition
      Currently with: Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Some Former Post-Docs

    • Sudipta Banerjee (January 2021 - June 2021). Currently with: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H).
    • Cunjian Chen (September 2017 - May 2021). Currently with: Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute.
    • Darshika Jauhari (October 2019 - June 2020).
    • Ajita Rattani (April 2013 - September 2014). Currently with: Wichita State University.
    • Antitza Dantcheva (January 2012 - February 2014). Currently with: INRIA.
    • Emanuela Marasco (March 2011 to December 2012). Currently with: George Mason University.
    • Ayman Abaza (September 2008 - August 2009). Currently with: US Patent Office.

    Some Former Visitors

    • Vedrana Krivokuca [web] (Idiap, Switzerland), August 2019 - September 2019.
    • Simon Kirchgasser [web] (University of Salzburg, Austria) May 2018 - July 2018, June 2019 - August 2019.
    • Christof Kauba [web] (University of Salzburg, Austria), June 2019 - August 2019.
    • Olly Styles [web] (University of Warwick, UK), September 2018 - December 2018.
    • Rosario Arjona [web] (University of Seville, Spain), June 2017 - July 2017.
    • Ruggero Donida Labati [web] (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy), March 2014 - June 2014.
    • Inmaculada Tomeo-Reyes [web] (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), March 2014 - June 2014.
    • Osama Ouda [web] (Mansoura University, Egypt), November 2013 - May 2014.
    • Anika Pflug [web] (Gjovik University College, Norway), October 2013 - February 2014.
    • Masafumi Takeda (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), September 2013 - December 2013.
    • Hiroyuki Yoshimura [web] (Chiba University, Japan), April 2012 - August 2012.
    • Javier Galbally [web] (Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Spain), October 2011 - January 2012.
    • Ogechukwu Iloanusi (University of Nigeria, Nsukka), September 2009 - November 2009, April 2010 - November 2010.
    • Ajita Rattani [web] (University of Cagliari/University of Sassari, Italy), March 2009 - September 2009.
    • Matthias Vanoni (French Military Academy), September 2008 - December 2008.
    • Shigefumi Yamada (Fujitsu Labs, Japan), January 2006 - January 2007.
    • Vidya Manian [web] (University of Puerto Rico), Feb 2004 - May 2005.
    • Diogo Pereira (Air and Space Institute of Technology, Brazil), July 2004 - Dec 2004.

    Some Former Masters Students

    • Achsah Ledala, M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 2021.
      Thesis: Combining Face and Iris For Privacy Preservation
      Currently at: Athena Health.
    • Raghunandan Pasula, M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2015.
      Thesis: A Robust Method for Addressing Pupil Dilation in Iris Recognition
      Currently at: InnovaSea.
    • David Smithbauer, M.S. Computer Science, Spring 2013.
      Thesis: Analysis and Application of Automated Methods for Detecting Pulsars in the Green Bank Telescope 350MHz Drift-Scan Survey
      Currently at: Agile5 Technologies.
    • Gizem Erdogan, M.S. Computer Science, Spring 2013.
      Thesis: Contact Lenses in Iris Recognition
      Currently at: Ellation, Inc.
    • Olaoluwa Laseinde, M.S. Computer Science, Fall 2012.
      Thesis: Analysis and Detection of Fingerprint Creases.
      Currently at: Gallup.
    • Ravindra Gadde, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Summer 2012.
      Thesis: Iris Indexing and Ear Classification.
      Currently at: Nielsen.
    • Cunjian Chen, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Summer 2011.
      Thesis: Gender Classification from Facial Images.
      Currently at: Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute.
    • Raghunandan Pasula, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Spring 2011.
      Thesis: Iris Recognition in Multiple Spectral Bands: From Visible to Short Wave Infrared
      Currently at: InnovaSea.
    • Yaohui Ding, M.S. Statistics, Summer 2010.
      Thesis: Imputation Methods for Dealing with Missing Scores in Biometric Fusion
      Currently at: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    • Manisha Sam Sunder, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Summer 2009.
      Thesis: Methods for Iris Classification and Macro Feature Detection
      Currently at: Self-Employed.
    • David Casleton, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Spring 2009.
      Thesis: Image Analysis of Circulating Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics
      Currently at: Workiva.
    • Raghavender Jillela, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2008.
      Thesis: Adaptive Frame Selection for Enhanced Face Recognition in Low-Resolution Videos
      Currently at: Apple, Inc.
    • Nicholas Rymer, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2008.
      Thesis: Predicting Initial Fixations of the Eye: Investigating Contrast-Based Image Features
      Currently at: MITRE.
    • Nikhil Burri, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2007.
      Thesis: Exploring the Use of Human Metrology for Biometric Recognition
      Currently at: JPMorgan Chase.
    • Matthew Monaco, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2007.
      Thesis: Color Space Analysis for Iris Recognition.
      Currently at: Noblis.
    • Kelly Faddis (Smith), M.S. Electrical Engineering, Spring 2007.
      Thesis: Analysis of Pigmentation and Wavefront Coding Acquisition in Iris Recognition
      Currently at: Novetta.
    • Rajiv Mukherjee, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Spring 2007.
      Thesis: Indexing Techniques for Fingerprint and Iris Databases
      Currently at: Southern Methodist University.
    • Chris Boyce, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2006.
      Thesis: Multispectral Iris Recognition Analysis: Techniques and Evaluation
      Currently at: Fusion Technology LLC.
    • Samir Shah, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2006.
      Thesis: Enhanced Iris Recognition: Algorithms for Segmentation, Matching and Fusion
      Currently at: AIEnterprise Inc.
    • Rohan Nadgir, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Summer 2006.
      Thesis: Facilitating Sensor Interoperability and Incorporating Quality in Fingerprint Matching Systems
      Currently at: Walmart eCommerce.
    • Nevena Samoska, M.S. Computer Science, Summer 2006.
      Thesis: Evaluation and Performance Prediction of Multimodal Biometric Systems
      Currently at: PXL Vision.
    • Brian Masney, M.S. Computer Science, Spring 2006.
      Thesis: Long-Term Bandwidth Estimation
      Currently at: Ntelos, WV.
    • Jidnya Shah, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2005.
      Thesis: Reconstructing Fingerprints From Minutiae Templates
      Currently at: LinkedIn.
    • Sruti Ramnath, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Fall 2005.
      Thesis: A Study on The Role of Visual Stimulus on Initial Saccades
      Currently at: Technical writer.
    • Sarvesh Makthal, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Spring 2005.
      Thesis: Analysis and Synthesis of Iris Images
      Currently at: Independent Consulting.
    • Rohin Govindarajan, M.S. Computer Science, Fall 2004.
      Thesis: Feature Level Fusion in Multimodal Biometrics
      Currently at: Deutsche Bank.