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Arun A. Ross

Arun Ross

Arun A. Ross

Professor; John and Eva Cillag Endowed Chair in Science and Engineering

Biography

Arun Ross is the John and Eva Cillag Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India, and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University.

He was in the faculty of West Virginia University between 2003 and 2012 where he received the Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award for excellence in creative research and the WVU Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award.

Ross is an internationally recognized expert in biometrics, computer vision and machine learning. He has advocated for the responsible use of biometrics in multiple forums including the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Identity and Security in Switzerland in 2018. He testified as an expert panelist in an event organized by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee at the UN Headquarters in 2013.

Ross is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. He was designated a Kavli Fellow by the US National Academy of Sciences in 2006. In recognition of his contributions to the field of pattern recognition and biometrics, the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) honored him with the prestigious JK Aggarwal Prize in 2014 and the Young Biometrics Investigator Award in 2013.

 

Research Area
Awards
IAPR Fellow (2018)
JK Aggarwal Prize from International Association of Pattern Recognition (2014)
Young Biometrics Investigator Award from International Association of Pattern Recognition (2013)
Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, West Virginia University (2012)
West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching (2011)
NSF CAREER Award (2007)
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
BTAS Five Year Highly Cited Paper Award for 2009 paper titled “Periocular Biometrics in the Visible Spectrum: A Feasibility Study”
Pattern Recognition Journal Best Paper Award for 2005 paper titled “Score Normalization in Multimodal Biometric Systems”
Best Paper Award for paper titled “Spoofing PRNU Patterns of Iris Sensors while Preserving Iris Recognition" at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA), (Hyderabad, India), January 2019.
Best Paper Award for “DeepMasterPrints: Generating MasterPrints for Dictionary Attacks via Latent Variable Evolution" at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), (Los Angeles, USA), October 2018
Best Student Paper Award for “Impact of Photometric Transformations on PRNU Estimation Schemes: A Case Study Using Near Infrared Ocular Images" at the 6th IAPR/IEEE International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, (Sassari, Italy), June 2018
Best Paper Runner Up for “A Multi-Task Convolutional Neural Network for Joint Iris Detection and Presentation Attack Detection" at the CDBR Workshop in IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), (Lake Tahoe, USA), March 2018.”
Best Paper Award (Silver) for paper titled “Semi-Adversarial Networks: Convolutional Autoencoders for Imparting Privacy to Face Images" at the 11th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), (Gold Coast, Australia), February 2018.
Best Paper Award (Runner Up) for paper titled “Spoofing Faces Using Makeup: An Investigative Study" at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA 2017), (New Delhi, India), February 2017.
Best Paper Award for paper titled “De-Duplication Errors in a Biometric System: An Investigative Study” at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), (Guangzhou, China), November 2013.
Best Paper Award for paper titled “A Video-Based Hyper-Focal Imaging Method for Iris Recognition in the Visible Spectrum,"at the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, (Waltham, USA), November 2012.
Best Student Paper Award (Gold) for paper titled “Mixing Fingerprints For Generating Virtual Identities” at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), (Foz do Iguacu, Brazil), November/December 2011.”
Best Student Paper Award for “Decision-level Fusion Strategies for Correlated Biometric Classifiers” at the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Biometrics at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference, (Anchorage, USA), June 2018
Best Student Paper Award for paper titled “Performance Enhancement of 2D Face Recognition via Mosaicing” at the 4th IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification Advanced Technologies (AutoID), (Buffalo, USA), October 2005.
Best Paper Award (Technical) for paper titled “Human Response to Different Adaptive Optic Flow Stimuli,” at the 11th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), (Ghent, Belgium), October 2005.
Education
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University 2003
M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University 1999
B.E. (Hons.), Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India 1996
Publications
http://iprobe.cse.msu.edu/pubs.php
MSU Scholars ID
arun-ross-2