I am currently a computer science graduate student at Michigan State University. My primary research is in the area of fingerprint recognition. I am especially interested in fingerprint spoof detection systems. Prior to studying at Michigan State, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.


  • 2012 - 2016
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
  • Bachelors of Science
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • GPA: 3.94 / 4.0, Magna cum laude
  • 2016 - present
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Student in Computer Science
  • Subarea: Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Biometrics
  • Advisor: Dr. Anil Jain
  • GPA: 4.0 / 4.0



  • J. J. Engelsma, K. Cao and A. K. Jain, "RaspiReader: Open Source Fingerprint Reader", In submission to IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2018. [video] [code] [arxiv] [bibtex]

  • J. J. Engelsma, S. S. Arora, A. K. Jain and N. Paulter, "Universal 3D Wearable Fingerprint Targets: Advancing Fingerprint Reader Evaluations", to appear in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2018. [video] [doi] [pdf] [arxiv] [bibtex]