Anil Jain

Anil  Jain
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • PhD and PhM, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • BTech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kampur
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3143
  • Engineering Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.355.9282


Biometrics Research Group

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Current Research

Anil Jain, MSU University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering, is world renowned for his research in biometric recognition, computer vision and fingerprint matching technology. His lab investigates the use of machines to recognize a variety of patterns or objects. Methods are developed to sense objects, to discover which of their features distinguish them from others, and to design algorithms which can be used by a machine to do classification or clustering. A significant portion of their research focuses on the development of algorithms to do feature extraction and matching and on the organization of data to support efficient matching. Important applications include face recognition, fingerprint identification, document image analysis, 3D object recognition, robot navigation, and visualization/exploration of 3D volumetric data.

Current research projects include biometric authentication, automatic surveillance and tracking, handless HCI, face modeling, medical image segmentation, digital watermarking and analyzing structure of online documents.


  • Pattern recognition
  • Computer vision
  • Biometric recognition and authentication
  • Data clustering