Kevin Bowyer

Cyber SMART Lead Researcher - Biometrics and Pattern Recognition


Kevin Bowyer is the Schubmehl-Prein Family Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.  Professor Bowyer was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science with the citation “for distinguished contributions to the field of computer vision and pattern recognition, biometrics, object recognition and data science”, a Fellow of the IEEE with the citation “for contributions to algorithms for recognizing objects in images”, and a Fellow of the IAPR with the citation “for contributions to computer vision, pattern recognition and biometrics”. Professor Bowyer received a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society with the citation “For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics”, received the inaugural IEEE Biometrics Council Meritorious Service Award, and received the Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication, Philadelphia chapter, for the paper “Face recognition technology and the security versus privacy tradeoff,” published in IEEE Technology and Society. 

Professor Bowyer has served as Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science and the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, as well as serving on the editorial boards of various other journals. Professor Bowyer has served as General Chair or Program Chair of conferences such as Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), and Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), and is one of the founding General Chairs of the Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS) and International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) conference series.