Arun Ross is a 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. His research interests include pattern recognition, classifier fusion, machine learning, computer vision, and biometrics. 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 JK Aggarwal Prize, the IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and was an invited speaker at the Frontiers of Science Symposium organized by the National Academy of Sciences in November 2006. He is also a recipient of the 2005 Biennial Pattern Recognition Journal Best Paper Award and the Five Year Highly Cited BTAS 2009 Paper Award.
Arun served as a panelist at a counter-terrorism event that was organized by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) at the UN Headquarters in May 2013. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009 – 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2008 – 2013). He currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Senior Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Area Editor of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal, Associate Editor of the Image and Vision Computing Journal, and Chair of the IAPR TC4 on Biometrics.