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Kevin Bowyer | Schubmehl-Prein Professor, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering
University of Notre Dame | United States

Kevin Bowyer, Schubmehl-Prein Professor, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Planet Biometrics - Day 3: Standards and Testing: Practical Outcomes
"Accuracy In Understanding Differences In Face Recognition Accuracy"

Kevin's presentation will focus on his recent work on bias in facial reocgnition - "Many recent news headlines have labeled face recognition technology as biased or racist. We report on a methodical investigation into differences in face recognition accuracy between African-American and Caucasian image cohorts of the MORPH dataset."

Kevin Bowyer is the Schubmehl-Prein Family Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and also serves as Director of International Summer Engineering Programs in the College of Engineering.  In addition, Dr. Bowyer is appointed as Honorary Professor in Biometric Technologies in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, Ireland.
Professor Bowyer is currently serving as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (“TBIOM”). 
He previously served as EIC of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium and the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (“TPAMI”), as well as serving on the editorial boards of a number of 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.
Professor Bowyer received the inaugural IEEE Biometrics Council Meritorious Service Award, received a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society with the citation “For pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics”, was elected 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 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.


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