[Michigan State University] [College of Engineering] [Department of ComputerScience and Engineering]

Anil K. Jain

3115 EngineeringBuilding, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1226
Tel: (517) 355-9282, Fax: (517) 432-1061
Email: jain@cse.msu.edu


Anil K. Jain is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Michigan State University. He received B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1969) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University in 1970 and 1973, respectively. His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision and biometric recognition. His articles on biometrics have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, IEEE Spectrum, Comm. ACM, IEEE Computer1,2, Proc. IEEE1,2, Encarta, Scholarpedia, and MIT Technology Review

He has received a number of awards, including Guggenheim fellowship, Humboldt Research award, Fulbright fellowship, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award, IEEE W. Wallace McDowell award, IAPR King-Sun Fu Prize, IEEE ICDM Research Contribution Award, and the MSU Withrow Teaching Excellence Award for contributions to pattern recognition and biometrics. He also received the best paper awards from the IEEE Trans. Neural Networks (1996) and the Pattern Recognition journal (1987, 1991 and 2005). He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (1991-1994). He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, IAPR and SPIE. He has been listed among the "18Indian Minds Who are Doing Cutting Edge Work" in the fields of science and technology. 

Anil Jain has been assigned six U.S. patents on fingerprint matching (transferred to IBM in 1999) and two Korean patents on surveillance. He is the author of several books, including Introduction to Biometrics (2011), Handbook of Biometrics (2007), Handbook of Multibiometrics (2006), Handbook of Face Recognition (first edition: 2005; second edition 2011), Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (first edition: 2003, second edition: 2009) (received the PSP award fromthe Association of American Publishers), Markov Random Fields: Theory and Applications (1993), and Algorithms For Clustering Data (1988). ISI has designated him as a highly cited researcher (his h-index is 141). According to CiteSeer, his book, Algorithms for Clustering Data is ranked # 75 in the Most Cited Articles in Computer Science (over all times) and his paper Data Clustering: A Review (ACM Computing Surveys, 1999) is consistently ranked in the Top 10 Most Popular Magazine and Computing Survey Articles Downloaded.

He served as a member of the National Academies panels on Information Technology, Whither Biometrics and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). He also served as a member of the Defense Science Board.

Anil K. Jain


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