Arun Ross

Arun Ross is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. Prior to joining the MSU Faculty in January 2013, he was with West Virginia University (WVU) as an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2008 and as an Associate Professor from 2008 to 2012. He also served as the Assistant Site Director of the NSF Center for Identification Technology and Research between 2010 and 2012.

Arun received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Between 1996 and 1997, he was with the Design and Development Group of Tata Elxsi (India) Ltd., Bangalore, India. He also spent three summers (2000 – 2002) with the Imaging and Visualization Group of Siemens Corporate Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ, working on fingerprint recognition algorithms.

He is the coauthor of the textbook “Introduction to Biometrics” and the monograph “Handbook of Multibiometrics”, and the co-editor of “Handbook of Biometrics”. He is a recipient of the IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award (YBIA) and the NSF CAREER Award, and was designated a Kavli Frontier Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. He currently serves as an Area Editor of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), the Vice President of Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, and the Vice Chair of the IAPR TC4 on Biometrics.


  • Company:Michigan State University
  • Job Title:Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
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