Kevin Bowyer

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Kevin Bowyer is the Schubmehl-Prein Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and also serves as Chair of the Department. Professor Bowyer’s research interests range broadly over computer vision and pattern recognition, including biometrics and data mining. Over the last decade, he has made numerous advances in multiple areas of biometrics, including iris recognition, face recognition, and multi-biometric methods. His research group has been active in support of a variety of government-sponsored biometrics research programs, including the Human ID Gait Challenge, the Face Recognition Grand challenge, the Iris Challenge Evaluation, the Face Recognition Vendor Test 2006, and the Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge. Professor Bowyer’s most recent book is the Handbook of Iris Recognition, edited with Dr. Mark Burge.

Professor Bowyer is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IAPR, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. Professor Bowyer is serving as General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. He has previously served as General Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics, as Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, and as General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Biometrics Theory Applications and Systems in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Professor Bowyer has also served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and is currently serving on the editorial board of IEEE Access.

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2014 Technical Achievement Award
“For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics.”
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