Arun Ross


Computer Science & Engineering

Michigan State University

428 South Shaw Lane, 3142 Engineering Building,

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

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i-PRoBe Lab

Arun Ross is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) and the Director of the i-PRoBe Lab. Prior to joining MSU in 2013, he was a faculty member at West Virginia University (WVU) from 2003 to 2012. He also served as the Assistant Site Director of the NSF Center for Identification Technology and Research (CITeR) between 2010 and 2012.

Arun received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University.

He is the coauthor of the textbook “Introduction to Biometrics” and the monograph “Handbook of Multibiometrics,” and the co-editor of “Handbook of Biometrics”. He is a recipient of the IAPR JK Aggarwal Prize, the IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award (YBIA), the NSF CAREER Award, and was an invited speaker at the Frontiers of Science Symposium organized by the National Academy of Sciences in November 2006. He is also a recipient of the 2005 Biennial Pattern Recognition Journal Best Paper Award and the Five Year Highly Cited BTAS 2009 Paper Award.

Arun served as a panelist at a counter-terrorism event that was organized by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) at the UN Headquarters in May 2013. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009 – 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2008 – 2013). He currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Senior Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Area Editor of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal, Associate Editor of the Image and Vision Computing Journal, and Chair of the IAPR TC4 on Biometrics.


The i-PRoBe Lab conducts research in biometrics and pattern recognition. Current research projects include cross-spectral face recognition, periocular biometric recognition, anti-spoofing methods for fingerprints, integrating demographics with biometrics, privacy preserving schemes for biometric data, fusing fingerprint with DNA, mobile biometrics, biometrics in the cloud, and indexing methods for fingerprints and iris. Research sponsors - past and current -  include NSF, CITeR, FBI, DHS, IARPA, NIJ, ONR, BIMA, Draper Lab, Noblis, MITRE, NIST, WVHEPC, etc.   



  1. Pattern Recognition (S16/S15/S14)

  2. Biometrics (F15/F14/F13)

  3. Computer Vision Seminar (S13)


  1. Machine Learning (F12/F09/F07)

  2. Pattern Recognition (S12/S11/S10/S09/S08/S07/F05/S04)

  3. Discrete Mathematics (F06/F07)

  4. Biometrics (F11/F10/F08/F06/F04)

  5. Advanced Biometrics (S12/S11/S10/S09/S08/S06/S05)

  6. Analysis of Algorithms (F03)



  1. Google Scholar

  2. Mathworld

  3. Wikipedia

  4. Wolfram Alpha 


  1.   CVPR 2016

  2.   BTAS 2016

  3.   BioSig 2016

  4.   ICIP 2016

  5.   ECCV 2016

  6.   Biometrics 2016

  7.   ICPR 2016


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  1. Chair, IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics

  2. Member, IFS Technical Committee

  1. Program Co-Chair, ICB 2016

  1. Senior Area Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

  2. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

  3. Area Editor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding

  4. Associate Editor, Image and Vision Computing

  5. Editorial Board, Information Fusion Journal