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Arun A. Ross

Arun A. Ross

Arun A. Ross

Professor

Biography

Prior to joining the MSU Faculty in January 2013, Arun was with West Virginia University (WVU) as an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2008 and as an Associate Professor from 2008 to 2012.  Between 1996 and 1997, he was with the Design and Development Group of Tata Elxsi (India) Ltd., Bangalore, India. He also spent three summers (2000 - 2002) with the Imaging and Visualization Group of Siemens Corporate Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ, working on fingerprint recognition algorithms. His research interests include pattern recognition, classifier fusion, machine learning, computer vision, and biometrics.

Research Area
Awards
-Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, West Virginia University (2012)
-West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching (2011)
-Robert C. Byrd Associate Professorship, West Virginia University Research Corporation (2011)
-NSF CAREER Award (2007)
-Kavli Frontier Fellow (2006), National Academy of Sciences
-Best Paper Award for paper titled "A Video-Based Hyper-Focal Imaging Method for Iris Recognition in the Visible Spectrum." by Tankasala et al. at IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), (Waltham, USA), November 2012.
-Best Student Paper Award (Gold) for paper titled "Mixing Fingerprints For Generating Virtual Identities," by Othman and Ross at IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), (Foz do Iguacu, Brazil), November/December 2011.
-Best Student Paper Award, "Decision-level Fusion Strategies for Correlated Biometric Classifiers," by Veeramachaneni, Osadciw, Ross & Srinivas, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Biometrics, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Anchorage, USA 2008
-Best Student Paper Award for paper titled "Performance Enhancement of 2D Face Recognition via Mosaicing," by Singh, Vatsa, Ross and Noore 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," by Odom, Ghude, Ross, Humble and VanScoy at 11th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), (Ghent, Belgium), October 2005
-Biennial Pattern Recognition Journal Best Paper Award (2005) for paper titled "Score Normalization in Multimodal Biometric Systems," by Jain, Nandakumar and Ross (published in vol. 38, pp. 2270 - 2285, December 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
-A. K. Jain, A. Ross, K. Nandakumar, "Introduction to Biometrics: A Textbook", Springer Publishers, 2011.
-A. K. Jain, P. J. Flynn and A. Ross (Editors), "Handbook of Biometrics", Springer Publishers, 2007.
-A. Ross, K. Nandakumar and A. K. Jain, "Handbook of Multibiometrics", Springer Publishers, 2006.
-A. Abaza, A. Ross, C. Hebert, M. A. Harrison, M. S. Nixon, "A Survey on Ear Biometrics," ACM Computing Surveys (To Appear).
-A. Othman and A. Ross, "On Mixing Fingerprints," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 260 - 267, January 2013.
-S. Crihalmeanu and A. Ross, "Multispectral Scleral Patterns for Ocular Biometric Recognition," Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 14, pp. 1860 - 1869, October 2012.
-A. Gyaourova and A. Ross, "Index Codes for Multibiometric Pattern Retrieval," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 518 - 529, April 2012.
-Y. Ding and A. Ross, "A Comparison of Imputation Methods for Handling Missing Scores in Biometric Fusion," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 45, Issue 3, pp. 919 - 933, March 2012.
MSU Scholars ID
arun-ross-2