Welcome to the PRIP lab

Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Laboratory @ MSU

3208 Engineering Building
Computer Science & Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Principal Investigators:

Anil K. Jain jain@cse.msu.edu
George Stockman stockman@cse.msu.edu
Yiying Tong ytong@msu.edu


Research Focus

The Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP) Lab faculty and students investigate the use of machines to recognize a variety of patterns or objects. Methods are developed to sense objects, to discover which of their features distinguish them from others, and to design algorithms which can be used by a machine to do classification or clustering. Many practical applications use a sensed image to initially represent the object, and so much of the PRIP Lab research deals with images. A significant portion of our research focuses on the development of algorithms to do feature extraction and matching and on the organization of data to support efficient matching. Important applications include face recognition, fingerprint identification, document image analysis, 3D object recognition, robot navigation, and visualization/exploration of 3D volumetric data.

Current research projects include biometric authentication, automatic surveillance and tracking, handless HCI, face modeling, medical image segmentation, digital watermarking and analyzing structure of online documents. Recent graduates of the lab have worked on handwriting recognition, smart airbags, signature verification, visual learning, and image retrieval. Description of both current and recent research projects can be found by following the Projects link.