Dr. Arun Ross
Professor

Research interests: Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Biometrics

Dr. Sudipta Banerjee
Research Associate

Research interests: Digital Image Forensics, Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Cybersecurity

Anurag Chowdhury
PhD Student

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

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

    Debasmita Pal
    PhD Student

    Research interests: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Pattern Recognition

    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

    Shivangi Yadav
    PhD Student

    Research interests: Iris Biometrics, Presentation-Attack-Detection

    Katie Albus
    Undergraduate Student

    Research interests: Biometrics, Image Processing

      Allan Kiambuthi
      Undergraduate Student

      Research interests: Machine Learning, Computer Vision

      Morgan Sandler
      Undergraduate Student

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

      Selena Vidojevski
      Undergraduate Student

      Research interests: Machine learning, Deepfake detection



        Alumni

        Former PhD Students

        • Sudipta Banerjee, PhD Computer Science and Engineering, MSU, Fall 2020. [web]
          Dissertation: Digital Image Forensics in the Context of Biometrics
          Currently with: Michigan State University, USA.
        • 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: 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: 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: 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

        • 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

        • 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: Huawei Technologies.
        • 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.