Dr. Arun Ross

Research interests: Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Biometrics

Dr. Cunjian Chen
Senior Research Associate

Research interests: Face Biometrics, Soft Biometrics Estimation, Deep Learning

Dr. Darshika Jauhari
Research Associate

Research interests: Iris Spoofing, Material Fabrication, Electrochemical Deposition

    Sudipta Banerjee
    PhD Student

    Research interests: Iris Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Digital forensics

    Anurag Chowdhury
    PhD Student

    Research interests: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Speech processing, Computer Vision

    Austin Cozzo
    PhD Student

    Research interests: Speaker Recognition, Speaker Spoofing and Spoof Detection, Deep Learning

      Melissa Dale
      PhD Student

      Research interests: Computer Vision, Scene Understanding

      Ishita Debnath
      Masters Student

      Research interests: Machine learning, Phenotype prediction

      Achsah Ledala
      Masters Student

      Research interests: Biometrics, Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology

        Vahid Mirjalili
        PhD Student

        Research interests: Large scale data analysis, Machine Learning

        Renu Sharma
        PhD Student

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

        Thomas Swearingen
        PhD Student

        Research interests: Biometrics (Face), Pattern Recognition

        Shivangi Yadav
        PhD Student

        Research interests: Iris Biometrics, Presentation-Attack-Detection

        Katie Albus
        Undergraduate Student

        Research interests: Biometrics, Image Processing

          Madison Bowden
          Undergraduate Student

          Research interests: Presentation Attack Detection


            Former PhD Students

            • 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: Huawei Technologies, USA.
            • 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: Michigan State University.
            • 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: Veridium.
            • 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

            • 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

            • 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: Michigan State University.
            • 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: Huawei Technologies.
            • Manisha Sam Sunder, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Summer 2009.
              Thesis: Methods for Iris Classification and Macro Feature Detection
              Currently at: HCL Infosystems, Ltd.
            • 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.