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

Anil K. Jain

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
428 South Shaw Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1226
Tel: (517) 355-9282, Fax: (517) 432-1061
Email: jain@cse.msu.edu

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Anil K. Jain


Anil K. Jain is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Michigan State University. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University and WCU Distinguished Professor at Korea University. He received B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1969) andd 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.  His research and interviews have appeared in CSI: Miami, CNN, Voice of America, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Science Daily, Phys.org, New Scientist, The Times of India, Economic Times, Popular Science, Nova, Ars Technica, The New York Times, BYU Radio, WKAR, KQED, and WAMU.

He has received 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, IAPR Senior Biometric Investigator 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 "18 Indian Minds Who are Doing Cutting Edge Work" in the fields of science and technology, and felicitated with the MSU 2014 Innovator of the Year Award

Anil Jain has been assigned six U.S. patents on fingerprint recognition (transferred to IBM in 1999) and two Korean patents on surveillance. He has also licensed technologies to Safran Morpho, world's leading biometric company, that deal with law enforcement and homeland security applications, including (i) TattooID, a system for matching tattoo images (2012), (ii) AltFingID, a system for detecting whether a fingerprint image has been altered (2013), and (iii) FaceSketchID, a system for matching facial sketches to mugshot images (2014). He has collaborated with a large number of companies on computer vision and biometrics related projects, including Du Pont, Eaton Innovation Center, Ford Research Lab, General Motors Tech Center, Google ATAP, IBM Research (Almaden and Yorktown), Microsoft, NEC Research, Philips Research, Cogent, Lumidigm and Siemens Research. He was a consultant to India's Aadhaar program that provides a 12-digit unique ID number to Indian residents based on their fingerprint and iris data. He is currently serving as an advisor to the Brazilian National ID project.

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 (h-index 147 on Scholar). According to CiteSeer, his book, Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall, 1988) is ranked # 79 in the Most Cited Articles in Computer Science (over all times).

Anil Jain 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. He was invited to speak on Fingerprint Individuality at the National Academy of Sciences Sackler Forensic Science Colloquium (2005) and on Bridging the gap: From Biometrics to Forensics at The Royal Society meeting on the paradigm shift for UK forensic science (2015). He currently serves as a member of the Forensic Science Standards Board and is co-organizing a program on Forensics (2015-2016) at the Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).