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.