Arun Ross is the John and Eva Cillag Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He also serves as the Site Director of the NSF Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) 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. 


The iPRoBe Lab conducts research in biometrics, computer vision, machine learning, and pattern recognition. Current research projects include privacy preserving schemes for biometric data; digital image forensics; anti-spoofing methods for fingerprints, face and iris;  combining demographics with biometrics; extracting soft biometric data from near-infrared iris and ocular images; cross-spectral face recognition; deep learning; etc.   Research sponsors - past and current -  include NSF, CITeR, FBI, DHS, IARPA, NIJ, NIH, Draper Labs, Noblis, MITRE, NIST, Ford, ONR, DoD, etc.   



  •  Pattern Recognition (S20/S19/S18/S16/S15/S14)

  •  Biometrics (F19/F18/F17/F16/F15/F14/F13)

  •  Computer Vision Seminar (S13)



  •  Machine Learning (F12/F09/F07)

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

  •  Discrete Mathematics (F06/F07)

  •  Biometrics (F11/F10/F08/F06/F04)

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

  •  Analysis of Algorithms (F03)




  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Pattern Recognition Journal

  • Associate Editor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science 

  • General Chair, Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2020)

  • Program Chair, 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020)

  • Advisor, IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)

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