Dr. Arun Ross receives Benedum Award
The Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) would like to congratulate West Virginia University professor Dr. Arun Ross on receiving the Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. The award honors excellent faculty in creative research.
As part of the award, Dr. Ross will present on “Faces and Fingerprints: Human Recognition Using Biometrics” on March 14 at 4 p.m. in Room 101A of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on the campus of West Virginia University . All CITeR members and researchers are invited to the campus of WVU to attend this lecture.
When Dr. Ross came to WVU, he had already worked on fingerprint matching methods for his Ph.D. dissertation. At WVU, he and a student developed methods for reconstructing fingerprints from minutiae points – a task that was previously thought impossible. This work gained widespread attention since it challenged previously held beliefs about fingerprints.
 Ross is an internationally known expert in the field of biometrics and has helped elevate WVU as one of the leading universities in biometrics research. His publications are heavily cited in research on the subject.
Again, we congratulate Dr. Arun Ross on this outstanding achievement.
CITeR: Center for Identification Technology Research

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